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Catalog Number 1955.166.051
Object Name Certificate
Scope & Content One certificate of gratitude. The certificate is handwritten in faded black ink on very yellowed heavy paper. An embossed seal of the "Eastern Michigan Asylum, Pontiac," and a red ribbon are attached near the lower left corner.

The handwritten text of the certificate shows:
"Eastern Michigan Asylum, Pontiac, December 28, 1891.
At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Eastern Michigan Asylum held on the 28th day of December 1891, the following resolutions were offered by Trustee Baldwin:

Resolved, that the thanks of the Board of Trustees of the Eastern Michigan Asylum be extended to the Fire Department of the City of Detroit for its prompt response to the call for aid at the calamitous fire of the 26th inst. [current month] and the alacrity with which an engine and a detachment of firemen were dispatched.
Resolved, that we also extend to Captain Conklin and his men of Company 2 of the Detroit Fire Department sincere thanks for the earnest work, intrepidity, endurance, and skill manifested by them on the unfortunate occasion.
Resolved, that a copy of these resolutions be properly engrossed and presented to the Detroit Fire Department.
Which resolutions were adopted unanimously.
C. B. Burr, Secretary; W. G. Vinton, President."
Date 1891
People Burr, C.B.
Vinton, W.G.
Conklin, William
Extent of Description 24.25" x 19.25"
Collection Fire Department
Search Terms Detroit Fire Department
Eastern Michigan Asylum
Company 2
Firemen