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Title Document: Petition to City of Hoboken re floating bath for Hoboken, Sept. 5th, 1855.
Object Name Petition
Catalog Number 2010.010.0078
Collection Hoboken Government & Politics Collection
Credit Gift of Robert Maier.
Scope & Content Petition of sundry residents of N.Y. City & Hoboken for aid in procuring privilege to attach floating bath to Hoboken. Sept. 5th, 1855. Presented to Mayor [C.V. Clickener] and City Council. Four page holographic document. Text is in notes.

The state of Hoboken's water supply and public facilities made this floating bath (also for recreational swimming) desirable. There was such a bath later in the century.

Note that the addresses for Hoboken residents are old street numbers.
Notes Archives 2010.010.0078

Petition of sundry
residents of N.Y.City &
Hoboken for aid in procuring
privilege to attach floating
bath, to Hoboken -
Presented Sept. 5th, 1855. Committee on Wharves & Ferries
To the [Con'f], the Mayor, Alderman, and
Commonally of the City of Hoboken.
The undersigned respectfully, and earnestly
solicit Your [hon'b] body, for their influence with
the "Hoboken Improvement Company", for the use
of from 12 to 18 feet of space on the shore, near the
City, for the purpose of erecting thereon an Entrance
to a Floating Bath, which your petitioners are
desiring of having built, for the enjoyment of their
families & other Citizens, as well as Strangers visiting
Hoboken for recreation. At present there is no suit-
able establishment at Hoboken, or at a convenient
point of New York where families may be accommodated,
and have the privilege of learning the useful
art of Swimming, [as] also the enjoying one of the
most healthful luxuries of life. And your petitioners
believe that a suitable Bathing Establishment
properly conducted will - while contributing to the
health and enjoyment of the Community add an attraction
of no ordinary kind to the place; should the object and
purposes of your petitioners meet with your approval,
they humbly, but most earnestly solicit the aid of
your honorable body in that behalf; and as in duty
bound will ever pray.
Hoboken Sept. 5th 1855
William Koblanz Washington [ ]
John McGavisk Hudson St.
Thomas Mickens Washington St.
GN Hickox New York
Rbt. Rupsill Franklin Terrace
John Ireland No. 5 Hudson Place
William Robinson 134 Pearl St. New York
T. Bruce Hudson Street, Hoboken
Edward [SpierGasser] 145 Washington St.
P.W. Schmidt(?) 90 First St.
[ ] Consmiller 140 Washington St.
J. Selemann(?) 117 Washington Street
Robert Levine 99 Washington St
James L. Davis 85 & 87 Cedar St. New York
[Clatch ] Michaels Trinity Building N Y
T. L. Gans 17 Irving Place Hoboken
Elias Thomas West 20th St. New York
William C. Arthur Hoboken
Edward N. Mead 604 Washington St. N.Y.
John A. Martin (Washington House) Hoboken
Date 1855-1855
Year Range from 1855
Year Range to 1855
Search Terms Floating Bath
Caption pg [1]
Imagefile 077\20100100078.TIF
Classification Recreation
Business & Commerce
Government & Politics