Authors

James N. North

Date Digital

09/22/2014

Language

English

Repository

Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives

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Identifier

ME7-B

Description

The letter writer proposes hiring about "twenty ladies" to sell publications by subscription.

Publication Date

7-14-1866

Keywords

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

Transcript

Portland Me. July 14, 1866

To the

Mayor of Portland

Respected Sir,

I can give employment to about twenty ladies of good address, as canvassing agents for new and salable publications of a high order, and which are sold by subscription only. It is usual to exact payment in advance for a “fib out”, ie a sample book and a subscription book but that those in destitute circumstances may at once find profitable employment, I propose, upon your recommendation, to start them in business without cost to themselves.

Respectfully,

Your Obt. Servant

James N. North

241 Congress Street

Letter from James North to the Mayor of Portland

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