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Letter from THOMAS WILLIAM SILLOWAY to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated November 26, 1857.

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Title: Letter from THOMAS WILLIAM SILLOWAY to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated November 26, 1857.

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  • Silloway, Thomas William, 1828-1910

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  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

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Letter from THOMAS WILLIAM SILLOWAY to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated November 26, 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/twsgpm571126 (accessed December 22, 2014)

Letter from THOMAS WILLIAM SILLOWAY to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated November 26, 1857.

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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Montpelier Nov. 26..1857



Mr. Marsh,

The legislature adjourned this morning at 6 o'clock after a nights session. A heated discussion was the feature of the whole night. Many propositions was offered by each branch, but all more or less turned on the bond. They used their whole time in discussion and at last they adjourned without making any provision whatever for appropriation. Everything is at a complete stand still. What will be done I know not. My committee did me good service. Fourt of the five agreed to a report which I will send you. We got it in so very late that the time for printing was mere nothing and verbal inacuracies exist in it. As a whole it answers our purpose well. They -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- had prepared an excellent act to go with it. No time existed to put it along in, and as no appropriation was made nothing more was done. The battle has been fought and I am in hopes it is fought for good. Powers is realy flat and will not soon recover. He has discharged all the workmen and silence now reigns supreme. The dome is nearly done cupola likewise. Four more days would have finished, and then the unsightly scaffolding would have been removed. We now are compeled to submit, to it through the winter. The Montpelier people lost much on his account. I hope before anything is done on the building the Gov. will remove him. There is a good oportunity now, as he has nothing to do and his salary may be dispensed with. -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- I got a bill in, for a payment [of] $500. It went through both houses in good shape. My expenses here have been nearly $350. I am in good condition with all, and nothing save time hindered his removal. He gave it up two weeks ago. He has troubled us all, beyond measure. As the committee sustain me I shall hold on and hope in due time to be put in my proper place Had anything been done you would have had your place. Of course you have been informed of your election to the Commissioner of R. Roads I return to Boston tomorrow after a sojourn of over six weeks.

I am yours truly

Thomas W Silloway

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