History, 1838–1856, volume E-1 [1 July 1843–30 April 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​December 28​> is <​was​> visited with another of those destructive fires for which that town has of late been so unfortunately famous. The large Sugar refinery of Sir Thomas Brancker, with all its adjacent buildings, and a stock of sugar to the value of £60,000 is <​was​> totally consumed. The premises extend from Harrington Street to Mather Street, are 8 stories high, and occupy an area of more than 4,000 yards. About 130 men are constantly at work on the premises in an atmosphere varying from 120 to 130 degrees, almost in a state of nudity. The men escaped with the greatest difficulty, many of them <​having​> sustaining sustain<​ed​> serious injuries.
29 December 1843 • Friday
<​29​> Friday 29. At home. In the forenoon called and gave us a lesson on eloquence and read my appeal to the Green Mountain Boys— and also a new year’s hymn without rhyme.
3 p.m. I related to and my commencement in receiving revelations. said he was almost persuaded to be one with me— I replied I would to God he were not only almost, but altogether.
At 4 p. m. I met with the City Council.
Having selected 40 men to act as city Policemen— they met with the Council and were sworn into office, to support the Constitution of the , and the State of , and obey the ordinances of this , and the instructions of the Mayor, according to the best of their ability.
Names of Police called by Captain , as follows
High Policeman Howard Egan
1st. Lieutenant Benjamin Boyce
2nd. —do— Lorenzo Clark
3rd. —do— Davis Mc.Olney
Ensign Abra[ha]m Palmer
Orderly Sergeant Isaac C. Haight
2nd —do—
Daniel Carn 3rd —do—
Josiah Arnold 4th —do— Truman R. Barlow
1st. Corporal Dwight Harding
2nd —do— Simeon A. Dunn
Stephen H. Goddard 3rd. —do— Appleton M. Harmon
William Pace 4th —do— James Pace
Pioneer <​John Laird​> Francis M. Edwards
Fifer
Daniel M Repsher —do— Moses M. Sanders
Richard D. Sprague Drummer Warren A. Smith
Samuel Billings —do— [HC 6:149] George W. Clyde
Abraham O. Smoot Vernon H. Bruce
Armsted Moffet
Arza Adams
[p. 1834]
December 28 was visited with another of those destructive fires for which that town has of late been so unfortunately famous. The large Sugar refinery of Sir Thomas Brancker, with all its adjacent buildings, and a stock of sugar to the value of £60,000 was totally consumed.
29 December 1843 • Friday
29 Friday 29. At home. In the forenoon called and gave us a lesson on eloquence and read my appeal to the Green Mountain Boys— and also a new year’s hymn without rhyme.
3 p.m. I related to and my commencement in receiving revelations. said he was almost persuaded to be one with me— I replied I would to God he were not only almost, but altogether.
At 4 p. m. I met with the City Council.
Having selected 40 men to act as city Policemen— they met with the Council and were sworn into office, to support the Constitution of the , and the State of , and obey the ordinances of this , and the instructions of the Mayor, according to the best of their ability.
Names of Police called by Captain , as follows
High Policeman Howard Egan
1st. Lieutenant Benjamin Boyce
2nd. —do— Lorenzo Clark
3rd. —do— Davis Mc.Olney
Ensign Abraham Palmer
Orderly Sergeant Isaac C. Haight
2nd —do—
Daniel Carn 3rd —do—
Josiah Arnold 4th —do— Truman R. Barlow
1st. Corporal Dwight Harding
2nd —do— Simeon A. Dunn
Stephen H. Goddard 3rd. —do— Appleton M. Harmon
William Pace 4th —do— James Pace
Pioneer John Laird Francis M. Edwards
Fifer
Daniel M Repsher —do— Moses M. Sanders
Richard D. Sprague Drummer Warren A. Smith
Samuel Billings —do— [HC 6:149] George W. Clyde
Abraham O. Smoot Vernon H. Bruce
Armsted Moffet
Arza Adams
[p. 1834]
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