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The Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton, telegraphed the Mayor of Portland to inform him that he had instructed the Quartermaster General to furnish as much aid as possible. See also the letter from the Quartermaster General in this collection.

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Washington

July 5

Mayor of Portland

I have directed the Quartermaster General to furnish you with all the aid in the power of this department.

E.M. Stanton

Secy of War

[penciled notation on reverse] yours in refference [sic] to aid of your Department received & we return our warmest thanks for the same

Creation Date

7-5-1866

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

T:DC1-A

Telegram from E.M. Stanton, Secretary of War, to the Mayor of Portland

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