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This letter accompanied a donation of $50 which was given by a minstrel troupe that had been scheduled to perform in Portland the night of the fire.
Great Fire -- Portland (Me.) – 1866, Fires – Maine – Portland, Disaster relief – Maine – Portland
Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives
Wakefield, A. G., "Letter from the Mayor of Bangor to the Mayor of Portland" (1866). Relief for the Portland Sufferers : The Great Fire, 1866. 12.