Issue 13 and Volume 1878 1.

OLD VOLUNTEERS. Protection Engine No. 5. THIS Company, undoubtedly one of the oldest organizations connected with the old Department, claims its origin from the year 1762. No direct information can be had as to when and where the Company was in reality organized, as all its old records have been lost and destroyed. So far as we have been able to ascertain, “Five” Engine laid, in ts earflest infancy, in Fulton, then Fair street, on the old Dutch Church property. In 1786, the Company had as members such old merchants as Francis Arden, John Cole, Abram Earthart, and his brother, Frederick Earthart. In 17Q3, the Company dwindled down to only nine members, the smallest number that “ Five “ever had on the roll. It consisted of the following gentlemen : Foreman, Frederick Acker ; Assistant, Garret Vanderwater ; Secretary, James Kymer, and as privates, William McKenny, Peter Thompson.! John Cole,…

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