Text on the verso of the card begins “The hours of attendance are, from …,” which is followed by a listing of the shifts at each of four periods during the year : Candlemas to Lady Day, Lady-Day to Michaelmas, etc. A note at the bottom reads: Every man is to bring his fire-axe and to carry it on his rounds.
Title: Fire-patrole : his turns and places of attendance …
Published: [London] : Printed by W.P. Norris, No. 15, Broker-Row Moorsfileds, [ca. 1795?].
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Acquired May, 2011 by the Lewis Walpole Library.
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