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The Great Mississippi Flood of 1874

Its Extent, Duration, and Effects

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Author: Louis A. Wiltz
Published: 1874
Language: English
Wordcount: 3,990 / 19 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.1
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 355
Added to site: 2010.04.05
mnybks.net#: 27248
Genre: History

A CIRCULAR FROMMAYOR WILTZ, OF NEW ORLEANS,TO THEMAYORS OF AMERICAN CITIES AND TOWNS,AND TO THE PHILANTHROPIC THROUGHOUT THEREPUBLIC, IN BEHALF OFSEVENTY THOUSAND SUFFERERSIN LOUISIANA ALONE.

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est and yours, I have examined your accounts as Treasurer of the relief fund and the accounts and vouchers of the committees, finding all correct and in order. By a well organized system everything received is properly accounted for and promptly applied. I am pleased to say that you and the members of your committees have shown much executive and administrative ability, and that the disposition of contributions has been so careful and so judicious as to merit entire confidence.

You have done and, I am sure, will continue to do all that can be done for the sufferers with the means which the philanthropic put in your hands. I can suggest no improvement in your method.

I cannot close without advising you to renew your appeal for help. Your resources for the required relief are altogether insufficient. Put before the people of America the leading facts relating to this unprecedented and enormous visitation of calamity. A true knowledge of the great danger and suffering of your afflicted people will

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