1883 · Boston, MA
Boston, MA, 1883. A booklet that compares and contrasts the "expenditures of the Board of Aldermen, Common Council, and principal committee of the City Government, for refreshments and carriages" between 1882 and 1883. The booklet starts off with an address by Boston Mayor Albert Palmer (1831-1887) condemning the amount spent on entertainment, before detailing out the budget for two different parties thrown by the Board of Alderman. According to a synopsis of one of the parties, each guest must have had about two quarts of liquor and over ten cigars each in order for the budget to check out. The booklet ends with the statement: "The men who have so disregarded their duties and obligations as city officials will only continue their nefarious work, should they be able to get their hands into the coffers of the State." 12 pages, included printed wrappers. String binding. OCLC 11 (Oct 2019). Measures 8 1/2" x 5 /12"
(Inventory #: 29017661)