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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
Allen, Geo. H., "Telegram from the Clerk of the Boston Lamp Department" (1866). Relief for the Portland Sufferers : The Great Fire, 1866. 7.
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.