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Letter from LARKIN GOLDSMITH MEAD to JOHN NORTON POMEROY, dated March 22, 1858.

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Title: Letter from LARKIN GOLDSMITH MEAD to JOHN NORTON POMEROY, dated March 22, 1858.

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  • Mead, Larkin Goldsmith

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  • Pomeroy, John Norton

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Letter from LARKIN GOLDSMITH MEAD to JOHN NORTON POMEROY, dated March 22, 1858., 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/lgmjnp580322 (accessed July 30, 2014)

Letter from LARKIN GOLDSMITH MEAD to JOHN NORTON POMEROY, dated March 22, 1858.

Transcribed by : Ellen Thomson and Ralph H. Orth

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


Published by: University of Vermont. All rights reserved.

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Brattleboro March 22, 1858



Mr Pomeroy

Dear Sir;

I send a little sketch of Allen, which expresses my idea of his general character; [Image] A fearless man; who was ready to undertake anything. -- I do not think he should be represented in any particular act.-- that would not be justice to his whole life of heroic deeds. --To represent him at the door of Fort Ticonderoga would certainly tell of one great victory in his life, but it would not tell the whole history of the man. --

The sword is the weapon of a warrior, but Allen's most powerful weapon was his strong will and determination, I believe his greatest victories were achieved without bloodshed Perhaps your ideas are entirely different, and if so, I shall be very glad to know them, for I may be in error. -- PS I wrote you a line last week asking you to furnish me a small drawing of the monument by a scale. Hoping I may hear from you when convenient I remain

Yours respectfully

Larkin G. Mead Jr. -------------------------------- Page --------------------------------

Dear Sir,

What I have said on the front page is the first idea which occurred to me respecting the Statue; -- Instead of being a final decision of what I think the Statue should be, it is only a commencement of the subject which of course requires much study? It is almost impossible that anything satisfactory can be expressed in a sketch. A small model would express everything clearly! A sketch (No 2) enclosed, is of a different design, but not being properly drawn it does not express the idea intended.

Please excuse my awkward manner of expressing myself.

Yours respectfully

L. G. Mead Jr

Mr John N. Pomeroy

Burlington

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