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Letter from JOHN NORTON POMEROY to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated February 6, 1871.

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Title: Letter from JOHN NORTON POMEROY to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated February 6, 1871.

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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 February 6, 1871., 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/jnpgpm710206 (accessed October 23, 2014)

Letter from JOHN NORTON POMEROY to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated February 6, 1871.

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Burlington; 6th Feby 1871.



Hon. George P. Marsh,

My dear sir, I write you on the 1st and 28th Novr last, on the subject of the Ethan Allen Statue, and allowing for all the mischances of the mail from the disturbances abroad, I had hoped for an answer ere this, and began to fear that this subject was beginning to assume the proportions of a great grasshopper to you, but I beg you not to yield to it, and to give me the benefit of your aid and advice. In my last letter I enclosed to you a photograph of the statue, by P. Stephenson of Boston, which is the best I have ever seen, and which is highly approved by all the gentlemen of taste to whom I have shown it. I sent a copy to Mr Edmunds at Washington, and he sent me in response $100. from the Vermont delegation. A Mr Taplin, a very ingenious worker in stone, who worked with Mead on the Montpelier Statue, has undertaken to make a working model, an exact reproduction of this design, of the same hight of the Mead Statue, without compensation, and if approved, he, backed by I. P. Harrington, is to make and place upon the Monument, a granite Statue to correspond, with the necessary pedestal, complete, for $2000. I have paid to the widow of Stephenson $100. for the design, and I hope to have enough, over and above the expense of the Statue, to erect a suitable enclosure of iron around the monument. I feel confident of a first rate realization of the design in granite, and I cannot but hope it will have your approval.

With the average temperature quite moderate, we have had many days as cold [as] we have ever know. We have had to mourn the loss of our Son in Law, Lewis H. Wheeler, who died the last month. My wife is now at [...], Md. with our bereaved daughter, Mary, who is left with three little ones and the prospect of another. Mr W. was a man very much esteemed and respected when he lived. The lake is completely frozen but we have but little snow, not six inches. Pray write me soon and with very kind and respectful regards to Mrs Marsh believe me yours very truly,

John N. Pomeroy.

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