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June 21st, 1803 AD (search for this): chapter 15
hing condition, and has every prospect of further success and extended usefulness under its efficient organization, which is as follows:-- Worshipful George Hervey, Master. Elisha Stetson, Senior Warden. E. G. Currell, Junior Warden. C. B. Johnson, Senior Deacon. C. E. Merrill, Junior Deacon. Hiram Southworth, Treasurer. S. C. Lawrence, Secretary. Lewis Keen, Senior Steward. S. W. Sanborn, Junior Steward. James Ford, Tyler. Medford salt-marsh corporation. June 21, 1803: On this day, an act of incorporation was passed by the General Court, by which the proprietors of a tract of salt marsh, in Medford, were authorized to make and maintain a dike and fence for the better security and improvement of said marsh. Its bounds are thus described:-- Situate in the easterly part of said Medford, beginning at Malden line, and running westerly by the land of Andrew Hall, Joseph Wheelwright, and Simeon Holt, to the brick landing-place on Mystic River, and otherw
February 4th, 1822 AD (search for this): chapter 15
- Situate in the easterly part of said Medford, beginning at Malden line, and running westerly by the land of Andrew Hall, Joseph Wheelwright, and Simeon Holt, to the brick landing-place on Mystic River, and otherways bounded by said river, comprising all the marsh within said bounds. And the said corporation shall have power to erect and make a dike, of sufficient height and width, on the north bounds of said marsh, beginning at Malden line, and running westward by the land of said Andrew Hall and others, so far as a dike may be found necessary. The act contains the usual provisions for choosing officers, assessing taxes, and regulating payments. The company was organized, and a fence built, the proprietors paying each his proportion. The town assessed taxes upon the corporation; and, Feb. 4, 1822, the town's tax was one hundred and fifty-seven dollars and seven cents. The corporation is bound to support the fences and dike, and can compel any proprietor to pay his share.
has rendered the society so little needed that it has almost lost its existence. Sept. 19, 1796: Voted to procure a new engine. These engines served the purposes of the town till a late period. The firemen were selected from the most reliable and energetic of all the citizens; and, once a month, each engine was examined and played. March 3, 1828: Voted that the selectmen be a committee to examine and consider the necessity of procuring a new engine for the west part of the town. 1828: The first record of the organization of a new engine-company. 1831, the town voted to give a supper each year to the firemen. Nov. 14, 1836: Voted to purchase a new engine. Nov. 9, 1835: The town voted that the fire-engines may be employed to water ships, and that proper compensation be required therefor. March 6, 1837: At this time there was a general call for a more extended and efficient defence against fire; and the town voted that it approves of the Revised Statutes, sections 19
March 3rd, 1828 AD (search for this): chapter 15
sometimes able to save nearly all by their concentrated and harmonious action. The introduction of better engines and systematic procedure at fires has rendered the society so little needed that it has almost lost its existence. Sept. 19, 1796: Voted to procure a new engine. These engines served the purposes of the town till a late period. The firemen were selected from the most reliable and energetic of all the citizens; and, once a month, each engine was examined and played. March 3, 1828: Voted that the selectmen be a committee to examine and consider the necessity of procuring a new engine for the west part of the town. 1828: The first record of the organization of a new engine-company. 1831, the town voted to give a supper each year to the firemen. Nov. 14, 1836: Voted to purchase a new engine. Nov. 9, 1835: The town voted that the fire-engines may be employed to water ships, and that proper compensation be required therefor. March 6, 1837: At this time ther
s existence. Sept. 19, 1796: Voted to procure a new engine. These engines served the purposes of the town till a late period. The firemen were selected from the most reliable and energetic of all the citizens; and, once a month, each engine was examined and played. March 3, 1828: Voted that the selectmen be a committee to examine and consider the necessity of procuring a new engine for the west part of the town. 1828: The first record of the organization of a new engine-company. 1831, the town voted to give a supper each year to the firemen. Nov. 14, 1836: Voted to purchase a new engine. Nov. 9, 1835: The town voted that the fire-engines may be employed to water ships, and that proper compensation be required therefor. March 6, 1837: At this time there was a general call for a more extended and efficient defence against fire; and the town voted that it approves of the Revised Statutes, sections 19-21. 1839: The town voted to petition the Legislature for an act o
November 9th, 1835 AD (search for this): chapter 15
late period. The firemen were selected from the most reliable and energetic of all the citizens; and, once a month, each engine was examined and played. March 3, 1828: Voted that the selectmen be a committee to examine and consider the necessity of procuring a new engine for the west part of the town. 1828: The first record of the organization of a new engine-company. 1831, the town voted to give a supper each year to the firemen. Nov. 14, 1836: Voted to purchase a new engine. Nov. 9, 1835: The town voted that the fire-engines may be employed to water ships, and that proper compensation be required therefor. March 6, 1837: At this time there was a general call for a more extended and efficient defence against fire; and the town voted that it approves of the Revised Statutes, sections 19-21. 1839: The town voted to petition the Legislature for an act of incorporation for their fire-department. This petition suggests to the Legislature the importance of considering the
November 14th, 1836 AD (search for this): chapter 15
e engines served the purposes of the town till a late period. The firemen were selected from the most reliable and energetic of all the citizens; and, once a month, each engine was examined and played. March 3, 1828: Voted that the selectmen be a committee to examine and consider the necessity of procuring a new engine for the west part of the town. 1828: The first record of the organization of a new engine-company. 1831, the town voted to give a supper each year to the firemen. Nov. 14, 1836: Voted to purchase a new engine. Nov. 9, 1835: The town voted that the fire-engines may be employed to water ships, and that proper compensation be required therefor. March 6, 1837: At this time there was a general call for a more extended and efficient defence against fire; and the town voted that it approves of the Revised Statutes, sections 19-21. 1839: The town voted to petition the Legislature for an act of incorporation for their fire-department. This petition suggests to
March 6th, 1837 AD (search for this): chapter 15
ned and played. March 3, 1828: Voted that the selectmen be a committee to examine and consider the necessity of procuring a new engine for the west part of the town. 1828: The first record of the organization of a new engine-company. 1831, the town voted to give a supper each year to the firemen. Nov. 14, 1836: Voted to purchase a new engine. Nov. 9, 1835: The town voted that the fire-engines may be employed to water ships, and that proper compensation be required therefor. March 6, 1837: At this time there was a general call for a more extended and efficient defence against fire; and the town voted that it approves of the Revised Statutes, sections 19-21. 1839: The town voted to petition the Legislature for an act of incorporation for their fire-department. This petition suggests to the Legislature the importance of considering the whole subject; and accordingly they reconstruct the laws; and, on the 9th of April, the present law was passed. The next day, they auth
April 17th, 1837 AD (search for this): chapter 15
ns, sunk in the ground in various parts of the town, are filled with water, to be used only in case of fire. These reservoirs were ordered by a vote of the town, Nov. 6, 1850. Every provision of hose, fire-hooks, ladders, &c., which the department required, was made by the town. In 1840 was published a pamphlet, entitled State Laws and Town Ordinances respecting the Fire Department of the Town of Medford. It contained the act of the General Court of April 9, 1839; also the act of April 17, 1837, to prevent bonfires, and false alarms of fire; also extracts from the Revised Statutes, chapter 18; also an ordinance for preventing and extinguishing fires, and establishing a fire-department in the town of Medford,--passed by the board of engineers, April 25, 1840; also further extracts from the Revised Statutes, chapter 58. Approved by the town, April 29, 1840. The ordinance passed by the board of engineers had, and still has, the approval of every intelligent and virtuous citize
rst record of the organization of a new engine-company. 1831, the town voted to give a supper each year to the firemen. Nov. 14, 1836: Voted to purchase a new engine. Nov. 9, 1835: The town voted that the fire-engines may be employed to water ships, and that proper compensation be required therefor. March 6, 1837: At this time there was a general call for a more extended and efficient defence against fire; and the town voted that it approves of the Revised Statutes, sections 19-21. 1839: The town voted to petition the Legislature for an act of incorporation for their fire-department. This petition suggests to the Legislature the importance of considering the whole subject; and accordingly they reconstruct the laws; and, on the 9th of April, the present law was passed. The next day, they authorized the town of Medford to organize a fire-department, according to their petition. The form runs thus:-- An act to establish a fire-department in the town of Medford. Be
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