Boston (Mass.). City Council. Committee on Petition of Isaac Adams et al.
In 1847, a public meeting was held by the inhabitants of ward 12 to discuss the needs of the district and the neglect of the city government to properly attend to the needs. At the meeting it was decided to memorialize the city government. A committee of representative and influential citizens was appointed to draw up the memorial and was instructed to emphasize the many needs of the district and the importance of that section to the city of Boston.
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The South Boston Memorial is a long petition signed by nine men including Isaac Adams which was presented to the Mayor on June 10, 1847. It expressed concerns regarding the need for paved and graded streets, pure water, and expenditures for services such as lighting, police, and schools in South Boston. The Petition for Reservoir and Public Square is a shorter document signed by numerous citizens, dated June 14, 1848.