In their records the engine is sometimes called the Western Engine Company.
They held their meetings the first Monday in every month at the houses of the members or at the hotels in the town.
In January, 1820, the Selectmen appointed the following persons as members of the company, viz.: William Butters, Ebenezer Putnam, Cornelius Bigelow, Abial Butters, Henry Woodwarth, James T. Floyd Jr., Benjamin Floyd 2d, John M. Kuhn, Oliver Wyman, William E. Otis, Marshal Symmes, Sewall Pierce, Thomas Calf, Edward Hudley.
Thus it seems that the Selectmen, with the approval of the engineers, appointed new men every year or two which was in accordance with the act of the General Court.
This company voted to disband on the twenty-second day of December, 1859, and so notified the Board of Engineers.
Engine No. 4, J. Q. Adams, was located at the Ship Yard nearly opposite Park street, and having no suction hose was used for the watering of ships in course of construction.