previous next

[137] for purchasing books for the almshouse was made by the town in 1847. The ‘old almshouse’ buildings and land were sold at auction by the town in 1853.

In 1816 the selectmen were authorized to procure fire ladders, fireward staffs, firehooks, and such other fire implements as they judged necessary, to be kept in different parts of the town.

West Cambridge. statement of expenses from May 1815 to May 1816.


Amount of Overseers' drafts in favor of sundry persons for support of the Poor, as appears by their books$785 97


Frost and Kent, Schoolmasters150 00
Jason Reed, Schoolmaster148 00
John Emerson, do.148 50
S. Campbell, do.150 00
Sundry persons for wood78 96
——675 96


Repairing the highways, when all worked out, say500 00
To Jeremiah Russell, Surveyor of highways, for work and materials, and for discharging non-resident taxes35 75
Daniel Burbeck, Surveyor, for work on highways13 38
William Locke & Son, for refreshments to Surveyor of highways14 67
Estate of the late Samuel Hill, for do.7 22
Tufts & Adams, for do.13 86
Amos Whittemore, Jun., for do.7 83
Jason Belknap, gravel for roads4 75
——597 35


To the Selectmen, for discharging this town's proportion of the expense of building a new bridge, between Cambridge and Brighton, conformable to a vote of the town327 37
To Abbot Allen, for 73 days in the service of the United States, by his substitute16 33
John Prentiss, 3 months do. do.21 00
Ephraim Cutter, Jun., do. do. (agreeably to a vote of the town)21 00
T. Russell, for cash he paid for making cartridges for militia (as the law directs); for repairing school-house; for a Register book, and stationery10 70
Assessors, for services assessing taxes, and for stationery for 181662 93
Miles Gardner, for repairing school-house3 04
George Prentiss, his commission for collecting taxes for 1815
(due to him in July next)
139 28
James Perry, for perambulating, and for repairs on school-house4 32
George Prentiss, for procuring notifications and for warning town meetings12 00

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Sort places alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a place to search for it in this document.
United States (United States) (1)
Brighton, Mass. (Massachusetts, United States) (1)

Download Pleiades ancient places geospacial dataset for this text.

hide People (automatically extracted)
hide Dates (automatically extracted)
Sort dates alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a date to search for it in this document.
June (2)
1853 AD (1)
1847 AD (1)
May, 1816 AD (1)
1816 AD (1)
May, 1815 AD (1)
1815 AD (1)
July (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: