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Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to HIRAM POWERS, dated December 20, 1853.

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Title: Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to HIRAM POWERS, dated December 20, 1853.

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  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

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  • Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873

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Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to HIRAM POWERS, dated December 20, 1853., Part of the Hiram Powers and Powers Family Papers, microfilmed by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institute, and loaned by the Cincinnati Historical Society., http://cdi.uvm.edu/collections/item/gpmhp521220 (accessed August 29, 2014)

Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to HIRAM POWERS, dated December 20, 1853.

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Constantinople Dec 20 1853


Dear Powers

I have put up a package containing the U.S. Patent Report for several years, with one or two other volumes on mechanical matters, for you, & some miscellaneous books for the young people, which I beg you will do me the favour to accept. I shall leave them with the officers of the Levant, directed to the care of the U.S. Consulate at Leghorn, & hope they will reach you some time or other, though I fear not very soon. -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- I had my final audience of the Sultan yesterday, and am now no longer a diplomat. On the 25' we propose to sail for Malta, then spend a few weeks in Sicily, & afterwards go to Rome for the rest of the winter. Whether we shall take Florence in our homeward route I can't say, but it is not probable, and indeed, two old fellows like you & me, separated as we shall soon be by the Atlantic, are not very likely to cross each others path again. In any case, I shall always take great pride in your fame, & great interest in your welfare, and at odd times when you are tired -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- of plaster & marble, I shall be glad to have you scribble a line to your ancient townsman.

If in my small way, while I remain in Europe, or after my return to the U.S., I can be of any use to you, I hope you won't scruple to command me freely. Your children will of course understand that their father's friend is theirs also, & when any of them come home to repatriate themselves, I shall think Mrs Marsh & myself entitled to at least a visit from them --

Mrs Marsh & my niece join me in affectionate -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- remembrances to you all

Yours truly

G. P. Marsh note:M[r] H. Powers Florence

P.S. Shall I by any chance see you, or Kellogg, or Gould, or any of your [...] at Rome this winter? Please remember me to all of them. G P M

G P M

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