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Vigilant Engine Company No. 9

Date Organized: April 8, 1852

Stockton Street (1219), west side, between Broadway and Pacific Streets.
A two story fireproof brick building, city property, in good order, 1860.

Foreman:
1860 John Short, Sr.
1862 Charles D. Connell
1864 John C. Cotter
1865 Henry D. Hudson
1866 Daniel T. Brown, Jr.

Apparatus:
1855 a New York side-lever engine, and have ordered a first-class engine from  New York which is expected to arrive in July.
1860 Engine: Jeffers, Pawtucket, R.I., first class. Hose carriage, Pine & Hartshorn, New York, needs repairs.
1863 Hose carriage, two wheel, H.D. Folsom, builder.
1864 This company having sold their engine to a company in Virginia City, has ordered from Jeffers, on of his second class engines, which will be due here in about 30 days, (from July 25th) and in the mean time they are using an old Smith engine, formerly used by Company No. 13.
1865 Engine: Jeffers, Pawtucket, R.I., second class, city property.

Members:
1855 - 65
1860 - 53
1863 - 62
1864 - 49
1866 - 41

* VIGILANT ENGINE COMPANY, NO. 9, was organized April 8, 1852, by Messrs. Martin R. Roberts, W. H. Bovee, J. D. Bluxome, C. S. Biden, D. L. Beck, and others. The apparatus is a New York side-lever engine, housed in a brick building on Stockton street, between Broadway and Pacific streets. At this date the company is making arrangements for the erection of a fine stone building, and have ordered a first-class engine from New York, which is expected to arrive in July.

* Source: Frank Soulé, John H. Gihon, M.D., and James Nisbet. The Annals of San Francisco. 1855: San Francisco