From the Boston Almanac for 1838
4 August 1837
Mr. Jacob Hill, of this city, attacked with an apoplectic fit, while at the Old Colony House, Hingham, and expired in a few hours.
6 August 1837
About one o'clock Sunday morning, fire was discovered in the basement of the house corner of Suffolk Place and Washington Street. It originated in a back china closet, between the kitchen and dining room. The lower story was burnt out, with all the furniture, papers, &c., and the second story much injured. The building was insured. This was the first serious fire to which the new department was called.
7 August 1837
Mr. Boyden of the Tremont House retires from that establishment. It is now under the management of Messrs. Leverett & Tucker, both well known to all how have visited the house, as keepers of the books and bar.
The Tremont Theatre, under Manager Barry, opened for the season. The National opened about the 1st inst. and also the Lion.
A daring attempt made to fire the building in Cornhill Court, occupied by M. W. Hopkins. Much damage was done. The fire was extinguished without a general alarm. The same thing had been attempted about a week before.
A book thief detected in Cornhill; he had been stealing books from Burnham's Antiquarian Bookstore. He made free to bolt out the back way, and up Franklin Avenue, not stopping long enough to have it ascertained who he was.