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Letter from HIRAM POWERS to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated May 9, 1865.

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Title: Letter from HIRAM POWERS to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated May 9, 1865.


  • Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873


  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

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Letter from HIRAM POWERS to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated May 9, 1865., Original located at the University of Vermont's Special Collections in the George Perkins Marsh Collection, filed by date., (accessed December 16, 2017)

Letter from HIRAM POWERS to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated May 9, 1865.

Transcribed by : Ralph H. Orth

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

Published by: University of Vermont. All rights reserved.

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Florence May 9th 1865

My Dear Friend Marsh--

I wrote to you only a day ago. Since when I have received a letter from J. B. Brown Esqr. a dear friend of ours -- He is a young man of Sterling worth--and if not a descendent of Genl Brown of our last war--is nearly related to his family -- I cannot say precisely how this is at the moment--but I know that this family have high claims to consideration --

He is obliged to live out here on account of his mother whose state of health forbids her being taken home to N. York -- Thus--although eminently qualified for active life--as an engineer--and a Scholar (he has been highly educated--) he must sacrifice his early life to domestic duty -- He is a pattern of temperance and industry and indeed a prompt and faithful servant -- You could not have a better man to attend to the business of your office -- He is prompt quick and comprehensive--and exact to a hairs breadth -- He speaks English French--Italian and German with equal fluency and is in all respects far as my judgment goes--the very man for you here -- He is now the principal-- -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- tutor--the working man in Paice's academy at Nice--on a small salary--but he wants to be here near his infirm old mother --

Now, cannot you do something for this thorough union man? -- If it happens, that you already have all the aid you require, then perhaps you might get him the consulship at Leghorn--now occupied by a man unworthy the office -- A man opposed to the policy of the Government--and of the Pierce and Buchannan School -- You may give my name as authority for all this, for I have had it from his own lips -- He was even violent in his denunciations of Lincolns policy--and I gave him a bit of my mind 2 or 3 years ago --

If you could give employment to my young friend--or get employment for him then I pledge my own name as an indorsement for any thing he may do --

I have never before given so strong a recommendation--and you will please hold me responsible --

Yours sincerely--

Hiram Powers.

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