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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

FOR 1872-3.

J. PUTNAM BRADLEE, WILLIAM SEAVER, GEORGE W. PARMENTER, LYMAN A. BELKNAP, SYLVANUS A. DENIO, JAMES K. FAGIN, PATRICK DONAHOE,

WILLIAM SAYWARD, BRADLEY N. CUMINGS, DAVID L. WEBSTER, SAMUEL C. COBB,

WILLIAM E. BICKNELL.

J. PUTNAM BRADLEE, PRESIDENT.

WM. H. HODGKINS, CLERK.

CITY OF BOSTON.

OFFICE OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS,

CITY HALL, Boston, May 24, 1872.

TO THE HONORABLE THE MAYOR AND THE CITY COUNCIL OF

BOSTON:

Agreeably to the Ordinance, the Board of Directors for Public Institutions herewith present their Fifteenth Annual Report for the year ending April 30th, 1872.

The various tabular statistics submitted, exhibit in detail the expenditures and income of the several institutions for the financial year 1871–2, together with comparisons of the seam with that of the previous year, and statements of the number of inmates, and cost of maintaining each.

The expenditures for the year have been as follows, viz. :-

HOUSE OF INDUSTRY.

Subsistence for officers.
Subsistence for institution

$8,767 34
45,420 68

Clothing and bedding
Salaries
Fuel and lights
Repairs and alterations .
Agricultural department
Furniture and utensils
Soap and soap stock
Sewing machines and trimmings for contract

work

$54,188 02 19,795 93 19,191 89 14,272 22 10,079 02 5,416 31 5,032 15 2,100 22

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$1,456 49 1,252 39

545 06

495 00

436 00

164 25

152 50

149 47

Medical department
School books, magazines, etc.
Printing and stationery
Ice for the season
Fire extinguishers
Vermin exterminator
Fire arms and ammunition
Water rates
Oil
Freight and express charges
Carriage hire
Gratuities to paupers
Music for Fourth of July and Christmas
Expenses of Committee to Meriden, Conn.
Newspapers and advertising
Ferry tolls
Miscellaneous

134 89

134 16

74 75

74 30

60 00

41 90

34 80

21 88

128 52

$137,291 83

HOUSE OF CORRECTION.

Subsistence for officers
Subsistence for institution

$4,385 93
14,611 32

$18,997 25 13,344 11 6,823 33 5,213 39

Salaries
Fuel and lights
Clothing and bedding
Sewing machines, and trimmings for contract

work
Repairs and alterations.
Agricultural department
Water rates
Medical department
Furniture and utensils
Fire extinguishers

3,215 82 2,650 06 2,559 56 2,367 91 1,440 14 1,394 61

424 00

$420 67 314 25

291 25

240 47

168 65

158 62

150 00

Soap and soap stock
Annual visit, City Council collation
Ice for the season
Printing and stationery
Gratuities to prisoners
Carriage hire
Rent of gardener's house
Oil
Vermin exterminator
House sand
Burial of prisoner
Reward capturing escaped prisoner
Newspapers
Freight express charges and miscellaneous

130 07

100 06

30 00

30 00

30 00

24 00

13 88

$60,532 10

In addition to the above there has been ex

pended to replace property destroyed by fire February 25, 1871

$3,164 18

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