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Letter from NORMAN WILLIAMS to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated April 13, 1857.

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Title: Letter from NORMAN WILLIAMS to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated April 13, 1857.

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  • Williams, Norman

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  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

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Letter from NORMAN WILLIAMS to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated April 13, 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/nwgpm570413 (accessed October 31, 2014)

Letter from NORMAN WILLIAMS to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated April 13, 1857.

Transcribed by : Ellen M. 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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Woodstock April 13, 1857



Dear Sir,

I have received your favor of the 9'' inst. with the draft of the report of the Committee to His Excellency the Governor. I have examined it and am satisfied with it, and have no matter or thing to propose by way of addition or amendment, and have sent it to Judge Porter for his [revision?] and have desired him to enclose it to you with such comments, or propositions of amendment, as, in his judgment, may seem proper.

I have not seen Dr. Powers since we left Montpelier. Silloway and he did not come together when we left. They were $300 apart and I urged them to do as trading men are wont to do,--"Split the difference." I though Powers more inclined to do this than Silloway. On our way home I sat by the side of Silloway and -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- conversed with him on the subject all the way to Bethel before he would agree to my proposition. He however, did I agree to it and from Wh. River Junction I telegraphed Powers that Silloway would divide the $300. I do not know what further transpired. Silloway agreed to write to Powers the next day.

I did not say any thing to Powers about the excavation back of the State House. I believe we said it was not necessary that it should be exactly to the number of feet proposed but something might depend on the fissures or strata of the rock. If you thinks proper I would like to have you make some such suggestion to him as that work may be expensive.

Respectfully Yours

Norman Williams. note:Hon Geo P. Marsh

P.S. I have just learned that Dr Powers is at home I will see him on the subject above mentioned.

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