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Committee to help survivors of the Pemberton Mills Disaster say sufficient funds have been collected

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After the Pemberton Mills Disaster, a Committee of Relief was set up to seek funds for the dependents of the 80 or 90 people killed, the hundreds of injured, and the more that 1000 people thrown out of work.  Less that two weeks after the fire, the Committee had raised over $65,000 and announced its thanks to the public with the news that all needs of the survivors would now be met.  The appeal was then closed.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Charles Storer Storrow, Report of the treasurer of the Committee of Relief for the Sufferers by the Fall of the Pemberton Mill, in Lawrence, Mass, on the 10th of January, 1860 (Lawrence, MA: The Committee, 1860), 9-12.