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Letter from NORMAN WILLIAMS to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated December 23, 1857.

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Title: Letter from NORMAN WILLIAMS to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated December 23, 1857.

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  • Williams, Norman

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  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

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Letter from NORMAN WILLIAMS to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated December 23, 1857., Original located at the University of Vermont's Special Collections in the George Perkins Marsh Collection, filed by date., http://cdi.uvm.edu/collections/item/nwgpm571223 (accessed July 31, 2014)

Letter from NORMAN WILLIAMS to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated December 23, 1857.

Transcribed by : Ellen Thomson and Ralph H. Orth

TEI mark-up by : James P. Tranowski andEllen Thomson


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Woodstock Dec. 23. 1857



Dear Sir,

I have been much occupied by Court business since the receipt of yours of the 18" and have not, until to day,--since conferring with Judge Porter,--had time to write.

We must leave the ordering of the figure to surmount the dome to you, as we are not likely to meet, as a committee. Judge Porter suggests that we should not exceed the appropriation; and I suppose it will not do to go a dollar beyond it. I presume the appropriation was made under an impression. that structure would be of wood. Mr. Silloway suggested that such a one would be appropriate and would be enduring when painted and gilded.

Mr Mason, the builder of our Court House, whom I saw a few days since -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- concurs with Mr. Silloway. He thought wood well put together and thoroughly painted and gilded would last a longtime. I observe that vanes standing high in the air retain their gilding for many years, and that upon our old congregational church, after a service of more than fifty years, shows gold tho' it has become dim gold. I suppose a structure of metal would not be gilded. --

After all, both Judge Porter and myself desire you exercise your own taste and judgment in executing this commission and we shall adopt what you propose, keeping within the appropriation

Yours respectfully

Norman Williams. note:Hon George P. Marsh

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