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Description

The writer of this letter offers a chest of oolong tea for widows who lost everything in the fire.

Publication Date

7-7-1866

Keywords

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

Comments

New York 7 mo 7, 1866

To the Mayor of Portland Me

Dear Friend

I have forwarded one chest of Oolong Tea for the benefit of the destitute widows and others who lost all by the recent calamitous fire –

Please put it into proper hands for distribution—

Your people have our deepest sympathy in this great calamity—

I send the [ ??] Adams Co Express – who take it free.

Truly yours for the suffering the world over

Raoland Johnson

54 Beacon St

New York

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Date Digital

09/18/2014

Repository

Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives

Identifier

NY4-G

Letter from Raoland Johnson of New York to the Mayor of Portland

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