Gov. Andrew, of Massachusetts, while on his way to Fryeburg, and near Conway, N. H., had an opportunity of taking the lead in an extemporized fire department. A correspondent of the Portsmouth Journal says he was at time on the roof surrounded by smoke and burning cinder., then at work at the chain pump, or carrying water to the chamber above. By the vigorous efforts of Gov. Andrew and his associates, a house was saved from the devouring element.
(Liberator, Sept 18, 1863, pg 3)