History, 1838–1856, volume D-1 [1 August 1842–1 July 1843]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<December 1> I may see proper to inflict, but he takes it in good part— Answer this as soon as received  Yours truly S. Armstrong for .[”]
2 December 1842 • Friday
<2> Friday 2. Sat as Mayor on trial of , who was fined in the sum of  $25. for breach of City Ordinances for selling Spirits by the small quantity. In the evening  called on and to take an appraisal of the  establishment, preparatory to a lease to Elders and for the term of five years.
3 December 1842 • Saturday
<3.> Saturday 3. Called at the several times. In the P. M. afternoon attended the  Municipal Court in the case of for breach of ordinance &c.
4 December 1842 • Sunday
<4> Sunday 4. The weather being very wet I remained at home all day.
The high council of met, heard, accepted, and adopted the report of their  committee, for dividing the into ten wards, for transacting church business as follows—  The first ward is bounded on the North by the boundary line, and on the South,  by Brattle Street— The second ward is bounded on the North by Brattle Street  or the first ward, and on the South by Carlos Street or the 3rd. Ward.
The third Ward is bounded on the North by Carlos Street or the 2nd. Ward and on  the South by Joseph Street or the Fourth Ward. The fourth Ward is bounded  on the North by Joseph Street, or the Third Ward, and on the South by Cutler Street,  or the Fifth Ward. The fifth ward is bounded on the North by Cutler Street,  or the Fourth Ward, and on the South by Mulholland Street. The sixth Ward  is bounded on the West by the and on the East by Main Street,  or the Seventh Ward. The seventh Ward is bounded on the West by Main  Street, or the sixth ward, and on the East by Durfee Street or the Eighth Ward.
The Eighth Ward is bounded on the West by Durfee Street or the Seventh Ward, and  on the East by Robinson Street or the ninth Ward. The ninth Ward is  bounded on the West by Robinson Street on the Eighth Ward, and on the East by Green  Street, or the Tenth Ward. The Tenth Ward is bounded on the West by  Green Street or the Ninth Ward, and on the East by the Boundary Line.
5 December 1842 • Monday
<5.> Monday 5. In the A. M. morning attended in Council with and others  on Bankruptcy, making an Inventory of our property, and a schedule of our liabilities.  That we might be prepared to avail ourselves of the laws of the Land as did others—  afternoon had conversation with brother [William] Gheen— In the evening attended the .
6 December 1842 • Tuesday
<6.> Tuesday 6. Attended the trial of an appealed case of before the  Municipal Court— <Judgment confirmed.>
7 December 1842 • Wednesday
<7> Wednesday 7. Dined with Elder and family. has this  day returned home from his mission to , his presence was truly gratifying,  spent the day with , and drawing wood.
8 December 1842 • Thursday
<8.> Thursday 8. Spent the day at home, received a visit from and Wife.  This day , Governor of in his Inaugural address to the Senate and  House of Representatives, remarked that a great deal has been said about certain charters  granted to the people of . These Charters are objectionable on many accounts, but  particularly on account of the powers granted. The people of the have become——  aroused to the subject, and anxiously desire that those charters should be modified——  so as to give the inhabitants of no greater privileges than those enjoyed by others  of our fellow Citizens.
9 December 1842 • Friday
<9> Friday 9. I chopped wood <all day> My brother started for to attend to [p. 1424]
December 1 I may see proper to inflict, but he takes it in good part— Answer this as soon as received Yours truly S. Armstrong for .”
2 December 1842 • Friday
2 Friday 2. Sat as Mayor on trial of , who was fined in the sum of $25. for breach of City Ordinances for selling Spirits by the small quantity. In the evening called on and to take an appraisal of the establishment, preparatory to a lease to Elders and for the term of five years.
3 December 1842 • Saturday
3. Saturday 3. Called at the several times. In the afternoon attended the Municipal Court in the case of for breach of ordinance &c.
4 December 1842 • Sunday
4 Sunday 4. The weather being very wet I remained at home all day.
The high council of met, heard, accepted, and adopted the report of their committee, for dividing the into ten wards, for transacting church business as follows— The first ward is bounded on the North by the boundary line, and on the South, by Brattle Street— The second ward is bounded on the North by Brattle Street or the first ward, and on the South by Carlos Street or the 3rd. Ward.
The third Ward is bounded on the North by Carlos Street or the 2nd. Ward and on the South by Joseph Street or the Fourth Ward. The fourth Ward is bounded on the North by Joseph Street, or the Third Ward, and on the South by Cutler Street, or the Fifth Ward. The fifth ward is bounded on the North by Cutler Street, or the Fourth Ward, and on the South by Mulholland Street. The sixth Ward is bounded on the West by the and on the East by Main Street, or the Seventh Ward. The seventh Ward is bounded on the West by Main Street, or the sixth ward, and on the East by Durfee Street or the Eighth Ward.
The Eighth Ward is bounded on the West by Durfee Street or the Seventh Ward, and on the East by Robinson Street or the ninth Ward. The ninth Ward is bounded on the West by Robinson Street on the Eighth Ward, and on the East by Green Street, or the Tenth Ward. The Tenth Ward is bounded on the West by Green Street or the Ninth Ward, and on the East by the Boundary Line.
5 December 1842 • Monday
5. Monday 5. In the morning attended in Council with and others on Bankruptcy, making an Inventory of our property, and a schedule of our liabilities. That we might be prepared to avail ourselves of the laws of the Land as did others— afternoon had conversation with brother [William] Gheen— In the evening attended the .
6 December 1842 • Tuesday
6. Tuesday 6. Attended the trial of an appealed case of before the Municipal Court— Judgment confirmed.
7 December 1842 • Wednesday
7 Wednesday 7. Dined with Elder and family. has this day returned home from his mission to , his presence was truly gratifying, spent the day with , and drawing wood.
8 December 1842 • Thursday
8. Thursday 8. Spent the day at home, received a visit from and Wife. This day , Governor of in his Inaugural address to the Senate and House of Representatives, remarked that a great deal has been said about certain charters granted to the people of . These Charters are objectionable on many accounts, but particularly on account of the powers granted. The people of the have become—— aroused to the subject, and anxiously desire that those charters should be modified—— so as to give the inhabitants of no greater privileges than those enjoyed by others of our fellow Citizens.
9 December 1842 • Friday
9 Friday 9. I chopped wood all day My brother started for to attend to [p. 1424]
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