Boston: David Hooton...Printer...Merchants' Hall, 1835. 12pp, stitched in contemporary plain yellow wrappers. Title page vignette of the Department dousing a house fire. Very Good plus.
The Charter of an early mutual aid society; it is designed to assist injured Boston firemen, who "are liable in the discharge of their duty to many casualties, to which citizens generally are not exposed." Rare, it is located, according to American Imprints and OCLC, only at the Boston Public Library.
The pamphlet prints the 1830 Act of the Legislature incorporating the Association; Edward Prescott, George Dearborn, and Jonathan A. Davis are named as incorporators. The Association's Articles render every Boston fireman eligible for membership. Annual dues are fifty cents. Injured members are barred from negotiating directly with the City Government for financial assistance: that's the job of the Association, the names of whose officers are printed at page 12. Thomas C. Amory was President of the Board of Trustees. .
OCLC 33064696  [as of September 2013]. AI 30581 . Not in Sabin. Item #30636