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Letter from JOHN NORTON POMEROY to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH (with enclosure), dated December 10, 1878 [1877?].

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Title: Letter from JOHN NORTON POMEROY to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH (with enclosure), dated December 10, 1878 [1877?].

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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 (with enclosure), dated December 10, 1878 [1877?]., Original located at the University of Vermont's Special Collections in the John Norton Pomeroy Collection, filed by date., http://cdi.uvm.edu/collections/item/jnpgpm781210 (accessed October 25, 2014)

Letter from JOHN NORTON POMEROY to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH (with enclosure), dated December 10, 1878 [1877?].

Transcribed by : John Thomas, Ralph H. Orth and Ellen Thomson

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


Published by: University of Vermont. All rights reserved.

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Burlington; 10th December, 1878.



Hon. George P. Marsh, US. Minister, Rome, Italy,

My dear Sir, The enclosed letter, or address, to the Governor of Vermont contains a proposition to dispose of the balance of the Ethan Allen statue fund left in the hands of the Committee of Construction at the Inaugeration of said Statue. As a matter of business, it should have been attended to before, but nothing has been lost by the delay, as the money has lain in the Burlington Savings Bank from the time of the Inaugeration to this day on interest at 5 per cent. I have no pecuniary interest in the transaction, never having or expecting to have, my compensation for a committeeship with you for over twenty years. I hope you will approve of what has been done, or what is proposed to be done, consistant with the original design, and that this attempt shall finish the business. I did not intend to set my name to the letter to the Governor so awkwardly, or indeed, at all, until you had signed it.

You have no idea how much I have missed your advice and consultation in our long committeship, during your absence. My health has failed me, and in the loss of my dear wife I have suffered an affliction which this world cannot repay. She died of pneumonia on the 29th December, 18[7]8.

With very kind regards to Mrs Marsh, I remain Very truly Yours.

John N. Pomeroy -------------------------------- Page --------------------------------

[Enclosure]

To his Excellency Redfield Proctor, Governor

of Vermont.
Dear sir, At the inaugeration of the Marble Statue of Ethan Allen, in the City of Burlington, on the 4th day of July 1873, the Committee, the Honorable George P. Marsh, and John N. Pomeroy, having in charge the erection of the said Statue, in an address by the latter, presented the sid Statue to the State, and stated to the people that beyond the expense of the Same, there would be a small balance left in the hands of the Committee, which, if not otherwise ordered, wuld be permenently funded to defray the expense of keeping in good order the statue, mounument and grounds. That balance, now amounting to the sume of tour hundred seventy three dollars and twenty seven cents ($473.27). No other disposition thereof having been ordered, the Committee hereby tender to the State of Vermont, in the form of a deposit in the Burlington Savings Band, the consideration and Action of Your Excellency, by the Committee

John N. Pomeroy, Burlington, 11th Decr 1878

G P. Marsh, Rome, Italy, 30th Decr 1878.

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