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Description

The letter writer inquires after a man named John Bush and asks how the rebuilding is going.

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Beacon Falls Oct 2 1866

Mr Stevens

Der Sir

Will you be so kind as to inform me how John Bush the blind man and wife ar getting along I have not heard from them since the fire I have written twice since then but have not heard from them I do hope that you have don all that you could for them I think that they need it If you please I would like to know if the city is building up fast and if all the poor have got homes you will please answer this as soon as possible you Oblidge your humble servant

Katie E Robertson

Creation Date

10-2-1866

Keywords

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

Date Digital

09/18/2014

Repository

Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives

Identifier

CT3-J

Letter from Katie Robertson to Mayor Stevens

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