Rules and Orders Agreed to be Observed by the United Fire Society. Instituted at Gloucester, Sandy Bay, (Now called Rockport,) January 3d, 1807. Includes a roster of members from 1808 to 1845.
That if any Fire should be permitted to break out in Rockport where we dwell, (which may God in infinite mercy avert!) we will be helpful to each other in extinguishing the same, and in saving and taking the utmost care of each others' goods, by carefully conveying them to some convenient place of security, at the direction of the owner if present, or otherwise according to the best of our judgment, and do our utmost to prevent any embezzlement of the same
Names in this online transcription include Appleton, Boynton, Brooks, Burnham, Burns, Choate, Clark, Cleaves, Dale, Davis, Dennis, Dennison, Drown, Giles, Gott, Hale, Hales, Haskell, Haskins, Henderson, Kimball, Knights, Knowlton, Lane, Low, Merrill, Norwood, Oakes, Perkins, Pool, Poole, Prentiss, Reynolds, Richardson, Robards, Rowe, Tarr, Wallis, Whipple.
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