Portsmouth, Rhode Island Town of Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island

1877 Tax Book of the Town of Portsmouth, R. I. with Treasurer's Report and Town Officers

[lists are not in strict alphabetical order] 

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TOWN TREASURER’S REPORT
CR,
By balance from last year’s account.
$2,496.43
Cash of Chas. C. Slocum, Tax of 1875
160.00
Edward T. Cory, Tax of 1876
11,224.50
Jonathan A. Sisson, Auctioneer,
1.50
Edward F. Anthony, do,
.21
Asa B. Anthony, Coroner,
4.00
Commissioners of Town Asylum,
100.00
Frank Slocum, amount overdrawn for clearing road of snow in Dis. No. 9,
3.84
Benjamin Tallman, for waste lumber left after repairing Town Hall
3.00
 
$13,993.48
DR.
To Cash paid Joseph Coggeshall, for extra services as Clerk of School Committee, 1875
50.00
Samuel S. E. Harvey, Keeper of Town Asylum,
450.00
Commissioners of Town Asylum
50.00
C. C. & C. E. Chace, goods for Town Asylum
41.52
Roberts & Franklin, meat for Town Asylum
18.09
William E. Cook, blacksmithing, Town Farm,
17.00
Carmi Harrington, Overseer of Poor
36.00
Susan Barker, for board of Oliver W. Barker
102.00
Asa B. Anthony, for doctoring Town’s horse,
6.00
Asa B. Anthony, holding Coroner’s Inquest,
28.00
Edward Coggeshall, services as Moderator,
8.00
John Roberts, counsel fees,
31.70
Canvassers’ and Clerk fees,
46.00
Assessors of Taxes,
35.00
Town Auditors,
3.00
Charles H. Hunt, for team to State Farm,
3.00
Board of State Charities and Corrections
471.37
General Treasurer, for State Tax,
3,925.15
 
$5,331.73


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Amount brought forward
$5,331.73
Philip B. Chase, services and expenses, Town Clerk,
102.30
Philip B. Chase, Committee on printing Tax Book,
18.00
Benjamin Macomber, bridge tender
151.00
Charles C. Slocum, for collecting Taxes, 1875
100.00
William H. Frined, for repairing road,
5.00
Benjamin Green, for repairs on Stone Bridge
44.45
P. H. P. Faulkner, for stove, etc.,
14.60
John P. Sanborn, for advertising,
2.50
Benjamin Tallman, Town Sergeant,
43.58
Benjamin Tallman, Sealer of Weights and Measures,
21.95
Benjamin Tallman, for listing 112 dogs,
22.40
Benjamin Tallman, killing and burying 11 dogs
22.00
Edward Coggeshall, repairing Town Hall,
57.95
Principal and interest on Town’s Note,
1,315.00
Passed to credit of School Account,
3,500.00
Paid George Manchester, Superint’dent of :Public Schools,
25.00
Joseph Coggeshal, for extra services as Clerk of School Committee, 1876
50.00
School Committee
50.00
Wm. L. Sisson, clearing snow from road Dist. No 1,
38.00
Elijah B. Sherman, clearing snow from road Dist. No. 3,
41.82
Timothy P. Durfee, clearing snow from road Dist. No 4
61.25
Charles A. Chase, clearing snow from road Dist. No. 5,
19.50
Samuel Cory, clearing snow from road Dist. No 7
15.23
Robert D. Hall, clearing snow from road Dist. No. 8,
22.62
Frank Slocum, clearing snow from road Dist. No. 9,
12.75
Asa B. Anthony, clearing snow from road Dist. No. 10,
22.50
Job R. Carr, clearing snow from road Dist. No. 11
63.25
Alanson Peckham, clearing snow from road Dist. No. 12,
11.75
Joseph Endicott, clearing snow from road Dist. No. 13,
40.88
Edward Almy, Jr., clearing snow from road Dist. No. 14,
35.25
Treasurer’s Salary
50.00
Balance in Treasury April 3d, 1877
2,681.22
 
$13,993.48


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SCHOOL ACCOUNT
CR.
By balance from last year’s account
$1,593.54
Cash of General Treasurer,
959.97
Cash of Town of Portsmouth
3,500.00
Cash of Philip B. Chase, Regi-try Tax,
110.00
 
$6,163.51
DR
To Cash Paid District No. 1.
527.59
To Cash Paid District No. 2
377.88
To Cash Paid District No. 3
454.65
To Cash Paid District No. 4
648.77
To Cash Paid District No. 5
850.77
To Cash Paid District No. 6
641.25
To Cash Paid District No. 7
360.00
To Cash Paid District No. 8
508.75
To Cash Paid George Manchester,
40.00
Balance in Treasury April 3d, 1877
1,753.85
 
$6,163.51

 

DOG ACCOUNT
Cr.
Amount Received for Dog Tax
$236.00
Dr.
Amount Divided among Claimants,
$236.00
All of which is respectfully submitted by
EDWARD F. DYER, Town Treasurer.



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Town Officers 1877
Moderator Edward Coggeshall, Esq.  
Town Clerk Philip B. Chase  
Town Council Wm. Borden, 2d 
Edward Sisson 
Samuel Cory
Albert Coggeshall 
R. [Robert] D. Hall 
.
Justices of the Peace Asa B. Anthony 
Charles H. Potter
George Manchester 
.
Commissioners of Asylum John Crowcher 
Carmi Harrington
Wm. E. Cook 
.
Town Treasurer Edward F. Dyer  
Town Auditors Oliver G. Pierce 
Gen. [George] N. Dennis
Edward T. DeBlois 
.
Surveyors of Highways Wm. L. Sisson 
Elijah B. Sherman 
Charles A. Chase 
Samuel Cory 
Halsey P. Coon 
William J. Brown 
Constant W. Chase 
Philip B. Chase
Benj. Tallman 
Josiah C. Gifford 
Carmi Harrington 
R. D. Hall 
Asa B. Anthony 
Alanson Peckham 
Edward Almy, Jr. 
.
Assessors of Taxes Charles C. Slocum 
Peleg A. Coggeshall 
R. D. Hall 
Philip B. Chase
Levi W. Cory 
Samuel Cory 
Charles H. Potter 
.
Collector of Taxes Edward T. Cory  
Town Sergeant Benjamin Tallman  
Overseer of the Poor Carmi Harrington  
Constables John T. Brown 
Charles C. Slocum 
James A. Sisson
Peleg L. Thurston 
Wm. M. Hughes 
Frederick W. Tallman
Auctioneers Wm. Barker 
Jonathan A. Sisson 
Stephen A. Watson
Jos. G. Dennis 
E. F. Anthony 
L. D. Tallman
Sealer of Weights and Measures Benjamin Tallman  
Pound Keeper Carmi Harrington  
Fence Viewer Jacob Mott 
Edward Coggeshall
Chas. H. Potter 
.
Corders of Wood Abner B. Cory 
Cornelius S. Greene
Charles H. Dyer 
Charles E. Chase
Surveyors of Lumber Edward Coggeshall David Fish
School Committee Joseph Coggeshall 
George Manchester 
James Sweet 
Stephen T. Sherman
Rev. Benjamin H. Chase 
John H. Cross 
Charles H. Potter 
A. L. Ackley
Superintendent of Public Schools George Manchester, Esq.  
Field Drivers Pierce A. Faulkner 
John Dennis 
David E. Brownell
David Hedly 
Henry P. Sisson 
Samuel J. Sherman
Special Constables Carmi Harrington 
Charles C. Hazard
Benjamin Tallman 
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