Below zero

The Boston Courier of Saturday says of the cold on Friday: — Thermometers at eight o’clock, indicated 14 or 16 deg. below zero at various portions of the city.  Every  body was  half frozen, and passengers in the the street had their ears, noses and cheeks congealed without knowing it, and had their attention drawn to their sufferings by those who met them in omnibuses and streets.  It may be repeated the present inhabitants of Boston have never known such a day of suffering from cold before.    (Liberator, Jan.30,  1857, pg 3)