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.
This rare Charter of an early mutual aid society, evidently located only at the Boston Public Library, was established to assist injured Boston firemen, who "are liable in the discharge of their duty to many casualties, to which citizens generally are not exposed."
The pamphlet prints the 1830 Act of the Legislature incorporating the Association; Edward Prescott, George Dearborn, and Jonathan A. Davis are the named incorporators. The 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 [1- Boston Public], 1038097739 [also Boston Public] as of October 2019. AI 30581 [1- Boston Public]. Not in Sabin or on AAS's online web site. Item #30636