Authors

George J. Abbot

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The American consul in Sheffield, England, sent a case of knives and forks to the Mayor for the benefit of the sufferers. An invoice accompanied the letter.

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[seal of the Consulate of the United States, Sheffield]

Sheffield, July 30th, 1866

To the

Mayor of Portland,

Dear Sir,

I beg you to accept from myself and Daughters a case, forwarded this day to your address, containing ten gross of Knives and Forks for the relief of sufferers by the late terrible conflagration, also a dozen Carvers, presented by Mr. C. H. Sheehan, an American Citizen now temporarily residing here, by whom the Cutlery was purchased and prepared for shipment.

Deeply sympathising with you in the fearful calamity which has befallen our beautiful City, and admiring the magnanimity, fortitude, and public spirit which its people have exhibited in this season trial.

I remain,

Dear Sir,

Very-truly-your obedient-Servant

George J. Abbot

Creation Date

7-30-1866

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

EN1-A

Letter from George J. Abbot, United States Consul, to Mayor Stevens

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