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RULES OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN, COMMON COUNCIL AND CITY COUNCIL,
A LIST OF EXECUTIVE AND OTHER PUBLIC OFFICERS AND VARIOUS STATISTICS RELATING TO THE CITY.
[CITY DocumENT No. 43.]
B O S T ON :
The City has annually since 1821 issued a volume containing, until 1829, a register of the City Council and a list of the officers. In 1829, the City Charter, in 1830, the Acts relating to Boston and the ordinances, and in 1832, an index were added. The volume for 1822 contains fifteen pages, and for 1840 eighty-five pages, and three pages of index. The volumes up to and including 1840 bear the title of The Rules and Orders of the Common Council, and since that year the title of THE MUNICIPAL REGISTER. THE MUNICIPAL REGISTER for 1841 contains the Rules and Orders of the Common Council, joint rules, ordinances of the City, statutes of the Commonwealth relating to the City, a list of the public schools, the City Government of 1841, the committees and departments (consisting at that time of the treasury, law, police, health, public land and buildings, lamps and bridges, fire, and public charitable institutions), and a list of the ward officers; from 1842 to 1864, it also contains a list of the members of preceding City Governments, a necrological record of those members, the latest ordinances and the special statutes relating to the City; in 1851 a list of the annual orators was added, and in 1853 a map of the City and the Rules of the Board of Aldermen were inserted; in 1876 statistics of registration and voting were included, and since 1879 in tabulated form ; in 1883 portraits of the Mayor and presiding officers of the two branches of the City Council were included, and in 1888 a list of the members of the past City Governments of Roxbury and Charlestown was added, and continued to 1890. From 1889 to 1896, inclusive, THE MUNICIPAL REGISTER contained a compilation of the Charter and Acts subsequently passed, in the place of which an index of said Charter and Acts was substituted in 1897. The Boston charter and index are again omitted this year, otherwise THE MUNICIPAL REGISTER of this year is in substantially the form of all other MUNICIPAL REGISTERs since 1889.
By the direction of the Joint Committee on Rules and Orders THE MUNICIPAL REGISTER of 1901 has been compiled by the Statistics Department. Text and tables have been revised, and several new tables have been added.