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Geo. H. Allen, clerk of Boston's Lamp Department, informs the mayor of Portland that the oil and the lamplighter will be on their way to light the dark streets of Portland.
See also the letter Allen wrote introducing the lamplighter in this collection, identifier # MA10-N.
Great Fire -- Portland (Me.) – 1866, Fires – Maine – Portland, Disaster relief – Maine – Portland
Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives
Allen, Geo. H., "Telegram from the Clerk of the Boston Lamp Department" (1866). Relief for the Portland Sufferers : The Great Fire, 1866. 7.