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Boston (Mass.). Office of the Mayor

 Organization

Historical note

Boston was incorporated as a city on February 23, 1822 by Chapter 110 of the Acts of 1821. This act was adopted by the voters on March 4, 1822. The City Charter established the form of government as a Mayor; a Board of Aldermen, consisting of eight elected at large; and a Common Council, of forty-eight elected by wards; to be called when conjoined, ‘the City Council.” The Mayor and Aldermen were vested with the administration of the police, and executive power of the corporation generally, with specific enumerated powers. All other powers belonging to the corporation were vested in the Mayor, Aldermen and Common Council exercised by concurrent vote.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Board of Commissioners of the Summer Street Fire Loan records

 Series
Identifier: 0200.022
Scope and Contents

Includes the proceedings of the Board from December 20, 1872-March 17, 1873 and a list entitled "Memo" recording inquiries made to the Board.

Dates: 1872-1873

Mayor's approvals

 Series
Identifier: 2200.020
Dates: 1918-1923 with gaps

Mayor's drafts

 Series
Identifier: 2400.001
Scope and Contents

Requests by the Mayor to the City Treasurer to pay persons named the sums listed. From 1820-1822, the requests are made by the Selectmen.

Dates: 1820 September-1870 April

Record of payment of drafts

 Series — Volumes: 1-10
Identifier: 2400.002
Scope and Contents

Record of payments of the drafts of the Mayor and Aldermen and County drafts of the Mayor and Aldermen. Volume 1 includes payment of drafts of the Overseers of the Poor.

Dates: 1822-1838