The Committee of Relief for the Sufferers by the Fall of the Pemberton Mill (Lawrence, MA)

Following  the fall of the Pemberton Mill on January 10, 1860, The Committee of Relief for the Sufferers by the Fall of the Pemberton Mill formed to collect and disperse the monies coming in from all over the country.   Mayor Daniel Saunders, Jr. was the chairman and he was joined by Charles S. Storrow, Henry K. Oliver, William C. Chapin, John C. Hoadley, John R. Rollins, and the Rev. George P. Wilson (City Missionary and pastor of the Garden Street Methodist Episcopal Church).

The money poured in.  The Library owns copy of a letter from Mary Masters, an eleven-year-old from Boston.  It is an example of perhaps several hundred letters.  As far as I know there are no orginal copies of these letters that would have contained bits of cash from as little as 10c to hundreds of dollars.   Is there anyone out in the larger community who may know what happened to these letters?

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