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ORDERED: That the Committee on Public Buildings be authorized to purchase the estate of the Natural History Society, on Mason Street, as an addition to the Girls' High and Normal School-house lot, and to make such alterations of the buildings on the estate so purchased, as shall be approved by said committee and the Committee on Public Instruction ; said purchase and alterations not to exceed, in cost, the sum of Thirty-one Thousand Dollars.

ORDERED: That the Treasurer be, and hereby is, authorized to effect a loan of Thirty-one Thousand Dollars, to be appropriated to the purchase of the estate of the Natural History Society on Mason Street, and its improvement, as an addition to the Girls' High and Normal School.

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In Common Council, June 27, 1861. Referred to the Committee on Public Buildings, with instructions to report a plan of the land, the size of the building, and the adaptation of it for school purposes ; also the cost of making the neceessary changes to fit it for use. Sent up for concurrence.

J. H. BRADLEY, President.

In Board of Aldermen, July 27, 1861.

Concurred.

SILAS PEIRCE, Chairman.

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In Board of Aldermen, July 1, 1861. Laid on the table, and ordered to be printed. Attest:

S. F. McCLEARY, City Clerk.

J. E. FARWELL & CO., CITY PRINTERS,

No. 32 Congress Street, Boston.

RULES

FOR THE DISTRIBUTION AND GOVERNMENT OF THE FIRE APPA

RATUS OF BOSTON. -1861.

ENGINEER'S OFFICE, FIRE DEPARTMENT,

BOSTON, JUNE 28, 1861.

TO THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN:

GENTLEMEN: The Board of Engineers having adopted the following rules for the better distribution of the apparatus, in case of fire, respectfully ask for their approval.

GEORGE W. BIRD, Chief Engineer,

STEAM FIRE ENGINE, No. 1.

Located on Broadway, near Dorchester Street, South Boston.

To be taken out on first aların in District 6. 66 second

3, 4, and 5. 66 third 66 the entire city.

66

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STEAM FIRE ENGINE, No. 2.

Located on Fourth Street, near Old Road, South Boston.

To be taken out on first alarm in District 6.

" third, in other sections of the city.

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CITY DOCUMENT. — No. 39.

STEAM FIRE ENGINE, No. 3.

Located on Washington, near Dover Street.

To be taken out on first alarm in Districts 3, 4, 5, and 6, and

boxes 1, 2, and 11 of District 1, and boxes 2, 3, 7, and 9

of District 2. To be taken out on second alarm in all other portions of the

city proper: To be taken out on third alarm to East Boston.

STEAM FIRE ENGINE, No. 4.

Located in Court Square, under City Hall.

To be taken out on first alarm in Districts 1, 2, 3, and 4, and

box 1 of District 5. To be taken out on second alarm to all other sections of Districts

5 and 6. To be taken out on third alarm from District 7.

STEAM FIRE ENGINE, No. 5.

Located on Marion Street, East Boston.

To be taken out on first alarm in District 7.

" third alarm in all other sections of the city.

STEAM FIRE ENGINE, NO. 6..

Located on Wall Street.

To be taken out on first alarm in Districts 1, 2, 3, and 4. 66 second

5 and 6. 66 third * all other Districts.

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