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Letter from HIRAM POWERS to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated November 4, 1864.

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Title: Letter from HIRAM POWERS to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated November 4, 1864.

Author

  • Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873

Recipient

  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

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Extent: 1 letter

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Letter from HIRAM POWERS to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated November 4, 1864., 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/hpgpm641104 (accessed September 19, 2014)

Letter from HIRAM POWERS to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated November 4, 1864.

Transcribed by : Ralph H. Orth

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


Published by: University of Vermont. All rights reserved.

Publication Information

Florence Novr 4th 1864 --



My Dear friend Marsh--

It is a long time since I have written to you, but I am not going to fill up half a Sheet with excuses -- I have not forgotten you and your dear Wife -- her bust is now in the hands of my best workman and it is nearly finished in a very fine piece of marble--only some small spurs upon it here and there -- When done--I shall send to her some photographs--& the original will be subject to your order -- I have been in hot water--about the war at home--these 4 years nearly -- It has been so like some soul stirring romance -- every chapter (by telegraph) has left us in an awful suspense--and I have not unfrequently passed almost sleepless nights thinking about the matter --

Your estimate of Mc:Lellan is fully sustained by his own conduct--but what worries me is--that there are so many who are as bad as he is--and if he is elected for President--I shall give all up -- There will be no hope for us-- -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- he will compromise with our "Southern Bretheren"--and we shall have Slavery back with a fair prospect of extension including every white man, woman and child in the Country -- The election of McLellan would prove us unworthy to exist as a nation--and quite worthy all the sarcasms of the London Times Saturday Review--Examiner amp;c. amp;c. -- But I--don't believe it, I can't believe it -- Such an event would seem to set aside the doctrine of a Divine Providence --

It would appear from the last news that Lincoln's chance is still very good -- And if he is elected, then I shall expect to hear of the arrest of Valandigham--Fernando Wood & GovrSeymour -- I want to hear that those three traitors have been hanged -- Please write me a line or two of encouragement if you can --

All well and all unite in kindest regards,

Ever your Friend

H. Powers

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