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The Town & the City: Lowell before and after The Civil War

Originally created to be a digital archive for Lowell documents from 1826 to 1861, this website has grown to cover many periods and events in Lowell's history.

Petitions for Office 1852 to 1860

Owner of original document(s): City of Lowell, Massachusetts

Location of original document(s): Lowell City Hall (Lowell, Massachusetts)


Offices and departments include -

Police (Policeman, Watchman, Constable, Night Watchman, Marshal, and others)

Clerk of the City Market

Superintendent of City Scales



Measurer of Wood

Superintendent of Streets

Fire (Assistant Engineers)

Superintendent of Street Lamps


& others

Petitions for Office 1852 to 1860