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CITY OF BOSTON.

HEALTH OFFICE, CITY HALL,

BOSTON, JANUARY 6, 1857.

TO THE CITY COUNCIL.

Gentlemen, — In conformity with 3d section of an Ordinance relating to Health, I have the honor to submit

my Annual Report of the Expenditures of the Health Department, during the year 1856, and the financial year 1856 and 7, to January 1, 1857.

The amount appropriated for this department, was $107,000.00

The amount expended during the financial year, to January 1st, 1857, and the same charged to appropriation of health, $87,643.43. Leaving an unexpended balance of $19,356.57.

The amount expended during the year 1856, was $116,685.70. Of this amount, there was expended by the former Superintendent, $16,883.57.

Of the amount expended during the year 1856, there was, in detail, as follows:

$11,064 37

1,498 02

365 65

806 15

411 31

352 53

For Hay and Grain used at North and

South City Stables,
The amount expended for Stock in Black-

smith's shop,
The amount expended for Wheelwright's

shop,
The amount expended for Stock, &c., in

Harness shop,
The amount expended for Paints, Oils,

Brushes, &c., the same being used in

Paint shop,
The amount expended for Fuel and Gas,

Gas Fixtures, Oil, &c.,
The amount expended for Purchase of

Horses,
The amount expended for Abating nui-

sances, in detail, as follows: For Chloride of Lime, the same

being used in private places, $51 06 For Examination of Drain

corner of Friend and Hanover streets,

4 94 For abating a nuisance, 418 Commercial street,

101 51 Amount expended for abating

nuisance in Leman's Alley, 36 38 Amount expended for bury

ing dead Cats, Dogs, Horses, &c.,

29 76

4,985 00

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$19,483 03

Amounts brought forward, $223 65 Amount expended for abating

a nuisance in rear Brattle street,

14 94 Amount expended for abating a nuisance in Hanover avenue,

93 46 Amount expended for abat

ing a nuisance on Harrison avenue,

26 00 Amount expended for abating

a nuisance on Rutland street, 10 50 Amount expended for abating

a nuisance on Fayette street, 27 74 Amount expended for abating

anuisance in Province street, 85 32 Amount expended for abating nuisance in Half Moon,

30 00 Amount expended for clearing

cesspool in rear Sisterstreet, 9 00 Amount expended for clearing Vaults,

6 00 Amount expended for con

structing Sewer in Hamburg street,

553 40 Amount expended for con

structing a Drain in North Hanover Court,

140 82 Amount expended for Iron and

Soap Stone Work,for Urinals, 229 00

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Amounts carried forward, $1,449 83

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Amounts brought forward, $1,449 83
Amount expended for Mason

Work and Digging on
Urinals,

45 04
Amount expended for abating
Nuisance in Hawkins street,

5 00 Amount expended for ton

structing a Sewer in Board Alley,

102 99 Amount expended for con

structing a Cesspool in Essex Place,

45 07 Amount expended for placing

Cesspool Curb in Van Ransaleer Place,

12 38

$1,660 31

2,342 24

8,771 14

Amount expended for removal of House

Dirt and Ashes from East Boston,
Amount paid Foreman and Mechanics at

North and South City Stables,
Amount paid Assistant Superintendent for

Services,
*Amount paid for Stock, the same being

used at Stables, Amount paid for Pasturing, Medicines, &c., Amount expended for the Collection of

House Dirt and House Offal,

812 00

747 07 283 20

27,015 73

Amount carried forward,

$61,114 72 $61,114 72

* To this account is posted articles used in and about the Stables, such as Horse Brushes, Curry Combs, Shovels, Hoes, Collars, Whip Stocks, Lashes, &c.

52,669 19

480 31 1,163 14

Amount brought forward, * Amount paid for Sweeping and Clearing

the Streets, Clearing Cesspools & Re-
moving Snow & Ice from Walks, Yards,
&c., in City Proper, and South and East

Boston,
Amount paid for Incidental Expenses of

this Department,
Amount paid for Lumber, Repairs, &c.,
Amount paid for Bills on account of

Cholera Hospital, the same having passed through City Physician's hands, and

charged to this Department, Amount paid for Stationery, Repairing

Instruments, Medicines, and Horse Hire

for City Physician,
Amount paid for Ferry Tolls, to and from

East Boston,
Amount paid for Water Rates, and Water-

ing School Street,
Amount paid for Stationery, used in

Health Office, including Printing and
New Books for Office,
ount paid for new Carriage Body, for
conveying the Sick,

169 55

101 11

129 80

709 00

71 88

77 00

$116,685 70

* The probable amount for the removal of Snow and Ice from Sidewalks of Public Buildings, Walks, Yards to School Houses, Public Squares and Garden, about $2,000.00.

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