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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.

Publication Date

7-9-1866

Keywords

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

Comments

Boston

Portland July 9

The Mayor of Portland

The oil will go by boat with agent this afternoon & Mr Hibbard [Hebard] will go by rail Tuesday morning to light your streets tomorrow night

Geo H. Allen

Clerk Lamp Dept.

Date Digital

09/18/2014

Repository

Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives

Identifier

T:MA1-O

Telegram from the Clerk of the Boston Lamp Department

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