In 1860, Charles Lent's stables burned down, destroying "eighty horses, two omnibuses, several sets of harnesses, and a quantity of feed." 41 horses were saved but Lent estimated his losses at approximately $10,000.
Brief discussion of P.T. Barnum and Mr. Boon (showman associated with Pastrana's performance in Massachusetts). Inclusion of Dr. Mott's letter--but specifies that it was written by the son of the more esteemed Dr. Mott.