Authors

James N. North

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The letter writer proposes hiring about "twenty ladies" to sell publications by subscription.

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Portland Me. July 14, 1866

To the

Mayor of Portland

Respected Sir,

I can give employment to about twenty ladies of good address, as canvassing agents for new and salable publications of a high order, and which are sold by subscription only. It is usual to exact payment in advance for a “fib out”, ie a sample book and a subscription book but that those in destitute circumstances may at once find profitable employment, I propose, upon your recommendation, to start them in business without cost to themselves.

Respectfully,

Your Obt. Servant

James N. North

241 Congress Street

Creation Date

7-14-1866

Keywords

Great Fire -- Portland (Me.) – 1866, Fires – Maine – Portland, Disaster relief – Maine – Portland

Date Digital

09/22/2014

Repository

Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives

Identifier

ME7-B

Letter from James North to the Mayor of Portland

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