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Letter from JOHN NORTON POMEROY to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated November 15, 1872.

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Title: Letter from JOHN NORTON POMEROY to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated November 15, 1872.

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  • Pomeroy, John Norton

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  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

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Letter from JOHN NORTON POMEROY to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated November 15, 1872., 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/jnpgpm721115 (accessed November 25, 2014)

Letter from JOHN NORTON POMEROY to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated November 15, 1872.

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Burlington; 15th Novr ..72.



Hon. G. P. Marsh, Italy,

My dear Sir, I have received a letter from Harrington, from which I copy the postscript, which will enable you to make a drawing of the proper cap stone or cap stones to receive the Statue: "The cap stone is 5.10 x 5.10 square at top. The square member or ab-acus is 12 inches in thickness-whole height of cap, 3 feet." Please suggest the best form for a deposit of documents c - My plan would be to have a cavity in the under side of the cap stone, say two feet square, and six inches deep, into which should be placed a leaden or copper box to receive the deposit. The legislature have appropriated $500. for an iron fence around the monument. I would be pleased with any suggestion; you may make as to the style or manner of it. Mr Phelps is associated with me, as one of the Committee. Pardon me for again calling your attention to the necessity of your seeing, through your own or some other's eyes, the finished statue before it is boxed, and of having photographs of the same.

The election has gone off gloriously, and what is quite singular, the cunningly devised effort to defeat Grant has vastly increased his majority. The terrible Boston fire is a calamity to the whole country. You have doubtless received this in papers the sad account. We have our first snow (an inch or two) this morning. I wish you could see, as I now can, Old Whiteface gleaming like a star in the morning sun.

With very kind and respectful regards to Mrs Marsh, I remain very truly Yours,

John N. Pomeroy.

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