What do you need to form a fire company (in 1837)?

Today was lovely, featuring a romp through several boxes of nineteenth-century Connecticut legislative records and lunch with colleagues (only one of whom was the one I'm married to). The answer to the question posed in the title has several parts.  First, you needed permission from the General Assembly to establish a fire company.  I suppose … Continue reading What do you need to form a fire company (in 1837)?