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Sent $615.50 to the Memphis Police sufferers, Oct. 30, 1873

$1,100 distributed to the Thanksgiving poor, Nov. 27, 1873

Have 28 saddle horses for patrol duty, Feb. 13, 1874

Duty changed, alternating day and night, July 12, 1875

Patrol duty changed back to former plan, Jan. 16, 1877

Contribute $740 for the New Brunswick sufferers, June 24, 1877

Three Commissioners appointed for Boston, June 27, 1878

Harbor made Division 16, Aug. 20, 1878

Reorganization under the Commission, Oct. 21, 1878

The first colored officer appointed, July 1, 1879

Great parade and review on the Common, May 22, 1879

Force, rank and file, about 750, 1880

Badges. A white ribbon; police, in black letter, on hat, June, 1847

Leather hat strap; police, in silver letters, Jan., 1848

Leather hat strap; police and number, silver letters, Aug., 1849

Six-pointed oblong, brass star, on the breast, Apr. 11, 1853

Five-pointed octagon, star (silver), on the breast, Oct. 10, 1854

Silver octagon number, cut through, on breast, Nov. 11, 1856

Wreath and number on hat and shoulder, Oct. 10, 1865

Silver urn, partly galvanized, on the hat, Apr. 2, 1868

Silver urn, partly galvanized, on the breast, Apr. 11, 1868

Silver, Boston City seal pattern, on breast, Oct., 1870

Nickel plate, square, with point and cross-bar, on breast, 1879

Chief. Name changed from City Marshal, June 24, 1852

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