1 September 1837
William Johnson, boatman, forty years old, was found drowned in his boat under Ripley's Wharf, Commercial Street, where he had probably fastened it nad gone to sleep before the rising of the tide.
A young woman named Sarah J. Johnson, about 20 years of age, who left her residence in Pleasant Street, August 30, deranged, was found flaoting in the water opposite the nail factory, on the mill dam.
2 September 1840
Building No. 62, Commercial Street. The principal loss was in the stock of Mr. Lincoln, mathematical instrument maker, which was, however, insured. The fire caught from the flue of a cooking stove in a fruit cellar.
3 September 1837
A considerable body of cannel coal was discovered to be on fire on Prentice's wharf, and was extinguished with much difficulty by the fire department. It was supposed to originate from spontaneous combustion.
2 September 1845
Mr. Hayes, in Mr. Bancroft's provision shop, corner of Purchase and Federal Streets, put his hand into a closet, on returning home, which was entirely dark, which was seized upon by a large rat. The animal could not be shaken off, till he was killed. He suffered severly by inflammation, which at one time assumed a dangerous aspect.
A young man was examined at the Police, charged with stealing a horse, the property of Mr. Everett, of Brighton, which he actually took from the wagon, where he was harnessed, while the owner was engaged at the other end of the wagon. On Sunday the thief was detected, with the horse, and committed to jail.
7 September 1837
The Boston Meidcal Journal about this date, stated that there had rarely been a season of more general good health, and so free from particular diseases; and attributes the fact in a great measure to the health police regulation, which forbids the accumulation of decaying vegetable matter in the streets and yards.