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The Executive Committee that oversaw the relief fund was concerned about fraud, and requested that two policemen be assigned to investigate potential abuses.
Great Fire -- Portland (Me.) – 1866, Fires – Maine – Portland, Disaster relief – Maine – Portland
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Fox, Henry, "Letter from Henry Fox, Chairman, Executive Committe, to Mayor Stevens" (1866). Relief for the Portland Sufferers : The Great Fire, 1866. 13.