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.
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.