3.Y City, Micb., July 27, 1892. To Hon. Wm G . Doty, mayor of Aan Arbor, Michigan : Deak Sib:- Our city was visited on the 25th inst. with the most disastrous conflagration that has ever befallen any Michigan city. One of the eleven wards of the city (the sixth) and a portion of another (the seventh) was completely destroyed. The homes and furniture of 300 families and about 1,500 people, were swept away. Stores, milis, manufacturing institutions and lumber yards, which gave employment to 500 laborers, are in ashes. The total loss will aggregate $1,000,000. But a small percentage of the homes were insured. The streken people must have immediate relief. Such assistance should be giveu as will aid them inrebuilding and refurnishing their homes. Oui own citizen8 are responding nobly. A committee has been appointed, the personel of which guarantees that every dollar contributed will be properly applied to the relief of the needy and distressed. Contributions are solicited f rom the good people of your city. Through your effoits we can be aided. Relying upon your kindly offices, and thanking jour people in advance for their onerings to the needy and distressed, I beg to remain, llespectf ully yours, Geo. D. Jackson, Mayor. City of Ann Arbob, i Matob'b Office, July 2tli, 1882. f To theCitizensof Ann Arbor: Relying upon the liberality and generosity which you have often exercised toward neighboring cities in times of suffering and distress, I respectf ully cali your charitable atten. tion to the calamity which has overtaken our sister city of Bay City and which is fully set fortli in the couimunication of ihe Hou. Geo. D. Jackson, mayor, above piinted. I have taken the liberty to request the Hon. 8. W. IJeakes, city treasurer, torèceive and forward the contributions and donotions of the charitably disposed to the proper coinniittee. Contributions will De duly acknowledged in the columns of the public press. I also suggest that the various benevolent and ïeligious societies of the city and all private citi.ens constitute themselves as committees to forward the success of the undeitaking forafllicted humanity. Mayor.