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Letter from G. P. A. HEALY to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated May 2, 1868.

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Title: Letter from G. P. A. HEALY to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated May 2, 1868.

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  • Healy, G. P. A.

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  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

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Letter from G. P. A. HEALY to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated May 2, 1868., 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/gphgpm680502 (accessed July 31, 2014)

Letter from G. P. A. HEALY to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated May 2, 1868.

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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Chicago May 2nd 1868.
45. Opera House.



My dear Marsh.

I was delighted that Mrs. Healy and the children had the pleasure of seeing yourself and Mrs. Marsh before they left Florence. I hope for the same pleasure before the winter which I purpose passing in Rome. While there I shall paint a historical picture representing the late President, General Grant, Lieut. Gen. Sherman, and Vice-Admiral Porter, in an interview on board the River Queen, to decide on a plan for bringing the war to a conclusion by the capture of Richmond and its army. I hope to show you the studies for this work on my way to Rome.

Before entering on my European campaign, I shall "burn my ships" -- that is, sell my pictures, studies and engravings. By this step, I try in advance to fortify -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- myself in advance against the seductions of Chicago! for there is high authority for knowing that where a man's goods are there will his heart be also.

Mrs. Healy sends me every week one of her highly interesting letters, and this day came one from each of my girls in Germany assuring me they are pleased with their school, the elder says she will read to me next winter while I paint; the younger purposes returning to the same school with her little sister Kathleen.

Give my kindest regards to Mrs. Marsh, and I remain devotedly

Yours friend.

Geo. P. A. Healy

P.S. and N.B.

It may not be amiss to notify you of the object of my writing to you, viz.--that I have sent a boy to Francis Alexander containing a portrait of General Jackson, consigned to your care.

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