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[p. 9] Present at the meeting:

Doctor Luther Stearns, Selectman and Fire Ward.

Thatcher Magoun, Selectman.

Nathl. Hall, Esqr., Fire Ward.

Andrew Blanchard, Fire Ward.

Jonathan Porter, Fire Ward.

Your Committee.

It was also voted that Resolve 8 be posted.

In their records no mention is made of fires at which they did service, although reports were made of the loss of buckets, bags, and screw keys, for which fines were levied and paid. If a member was absent at the first call of the roll he was fined twelve and one-half cents; if absent from the meeting he was fined fifty cents. The fines thus collected enabled them to have occasionally a collation or chowder after the meeting.

This was the first organization of which we have any knowledge formed for the purpose of assisting each other to extinguish fires in those early days. They continued their existence till the year 1849, when the society was dissolved.

There are now hanging in the carriage room of the hook and ladder house twenty-two of these leathern buckets, inscribed with the name of the owner and the year of his membership, which the present company prize as relics of ‘auld lang syne.’ Mr. Francis A. Wait has hanging in the front hall of his house three buckets inscribed as follows:

One, John A. Fulton1785.
Two, Nathan Wait1810.

The following are those in the hook and ladder carriage room:

Two, J. Swan1785.
Two, Ebenezer Hall1785.
Two, Benjamin Fisk1800.
One, Daniel Swan1821.

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