From the Boston Almanac for 1841
15 September 1840
Wm. Robinson was brought before the Police Court, for stealing a gold watch from the Pemberton House, $100 in bills from the Marlboro' Hotel, and some articles from the Quincy House. In 7 of the 10 houses at which he stopped, since the first of the month, he committed robberies.
Calvin Woodward, aged 22, of the firm of J. & C. Woodward, Taunton, visited the Charlestown navy yard in the company of two friends, and in attempting to pass from the middle deck bow port of the ship Virginia, in a ship house, to a stage, fell about 40 feet, striking first a plank, and then 2 large spikes, in an upright post, by which he was suspended--dead.
A lady in passing up Hanover Street, had her dress, worth $50, entirely ruined by a dark red fluid which was thrown upon her.--Several parallel cases have recently occurred near the corner of Hanover and Court Streets.