1885Mayor Parsons attempted to close “houses of ill fame.”Government and Public Service, Crime

Courtesy of Gloucester City Archives, 1885 City Council Documents, #595 & #843
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According to a City Council Document, the Mayor had urged people to nominate him as Marshall by promising to close “houses of ill fame.” This letter asked for his resignation as he had not followed through with the promise.

Gloucester City Archives, 1885 City Council Documents, #595 & #843
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