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CITY OF BOSTON
A REGISTER OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT,
RULES OF THE CITY COUNCIL,
WITH CHANGES SINCE,
IMPORTANT AMENDMENTS OF 1924,
LISTS OF EXECUTIVE AND OTHER PUBLIC OFFICERS,
THE CITY ORDINANCES ENACTED SINCE 1914,
THE NEW WARD BOUNDARIES,
MEMBERSHIP OF FORMER CITY GOVERNMENTS, ETC.
COMPILED AND EDITED BY THE STATISTICS
CITY OF BOSTON
Amended City Charter of 1909 (with changes to 1923)
Various City, County and State officers, with term, etc.
Boston Retirement System (with changes of 1924)
The City Government annually issued a volume from 1821 to 1829 containing 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 contained fifteen pages, and for 1840 eighty-eight, including three pages of index. The volumes up to and including 1840 bear the title: The Rules and Orders of the Common Council.
Beginning in 1841 a much improved volume THE MUNICIPAL REGISTER — was substituted, containing 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 contained 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. In 1876 statistics of registration and voting were included, since 1879 in tabulated form.
From 1889 to 1896, inclusive, THE MUNICIPAL REGISTER also contained a compilation of the Charter with the revision of 1854 and the amendments of 1885 and thereafter. The Amended Charter of 1909 (15