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The Mayor asks what the citizens of Cambridge can do to help the citizens of Portland. The Mayor of Portland has jotted down a reply in pencil on the back side of the telegram. Money and building materials are the most pressing need.

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Cambridgeport

Portland July 6

Mayor

The citizens of Cambridge sympathize deeply with those of Portland in the dreadful calamity which has fallen upon them what can we do to afford them most judicious acceptance

J Warren Merrill

Mayor

[penciled reply noted on reverse]

Your most generous [?] – most pressing need is money + building material

Creation Date

7-6-1866

Keywords

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

Date Digital

9/18/2014

Repository

Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives

Identifier

T:MA1-K

Telegram from the Mayor of Cambridgeport, Mass.

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