re free to render assistance out of town.
I learn from their records that at a quarterly meeting held Nov. 6, 1818, a committee of members, Messrs. W. Ward and Dudley Hall, were appointed to consult with the Fire Wards and Selectmen of the town, to inquire if it be expedient for the engine to go to Boston and Charlestown at their ittee of three shall be appointed therefrom to meet and confer with the Fire Wards and Selectmen, that the above resolutions be carried into effect.
Signed Dudley Hall,Committee. W. Ward. Committee.
Present at the meeting:
Doctor Luther Stearns, Selectman and Fire Ward.
Thatcher Magoun, Selectman.
Nathl. Hall, Hall, Esqr., Fire Ward.
Andrew Blanchard, Fire Ward.
Jonathan Porter, Fire Ward.
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
the mill pond; it was crossed by a wooden bridge.
Just above where the railroad crosses the street, on the left were Alexander Gregg's stables. Mr. Gregg was a prominent man in town affairs, having been a butcher, then a schoolmaster, then doing a large business teaming.
He served in town offices and in the Legislature.
The last house on the right, gambrel-roofed, is the old Blanchard house, now occupied by daughter and granddaughter of Mr. Gilbert Blanchard, who bought the place of Mr. Dudley Hall.
Here for several years Mrs. Buckman kept a private school for boys and girls.
Mr. Blanchard kept a grocery store in the brick building, corner of Ship and Salem streets.
Many others might be mentioned who have borne an important part in the old street's history, but space forbids.
Jonathan Porter's store (Porter's corner) at the square has been reached.
The street was named beginning at this corner.
Some of its ships.
Ship Gem of the Ocean, 730 tons, built by Hayden & Cudwor
iver, who was a negro, instead of soothing, irritated the horse, and precipitated him into a full run. The driver, who was standing on top of the load, seeing himself in danger, leaped with great agility upon the pavement, but being unable to maintain his feet pitched forward under the left wheel, and his brains were instantly dashed out. I wished my female friends had been elsewhere.
The subject is an unpleasant one to dream upon.
To-morrow, after we shall have united with some of our Christian brethren in the usual sacrifices of the day, we propose going on to Schenectady, and on Monday continuing our course to the Westward.
Hepsey postpones writing until she reaches Canandaigua.
Mrs. B. and Mrs. S. were engaged this evening with Miss Gregory, who sings and plays on the piano in excellent style, and I engaged to write to you in her stead.
Her duty, love &c. &c. to her Mother, yourself &c. &c.
With great affection and esteem I am
Yours, J. Brooks. Mr. Dudley Hall.