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Letter from HIRAM POWERS to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated November 9, 1864.

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Title: Letter from HIRAM POWERS to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated November 9, 1864.


  • Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873


  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

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Letter from HIRAM POWERS to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated November 9, 1864., Original located at the University of Vermont's Special Collections in the George Perkins Marsh Collection, filed by date., (accessed December 11, 2017)

Letter from HIRAM POWERS to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated November 9, 1864.

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 Novr 9th 1864--

My Dear friend Marsh--

I received yours of 6th inst yesterday Mr Slayton is I believe a first-rate dentist -- He is so regarded here, and has given general satisfaction. My Daughter has had several teeth filled by him--and likes his manner of working very much -- He has a magnificent case of instruments, and he makes sets of artificial teeth -- He charges 20 francs a filling--and appears to have plenty to do --

I am glad that my Sons contribution to the Sanitary fair realized so much--and he is also very glad to hear of it -- For my part, I have sent two marble works--a bust above natural Size--of Washington to the Fair in Philadelphia--which I hear--realized $800. and a bust of my Fisher boy to the Sailors Fair Boston--not yet arrived out -- Both will make up the Sum of $1000--(or more -- -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- I Should like to send another $1000 worth of marbles to hang to the feet of GovrSeymour--Fernando Wood and Valandigham -- You may write that home--to be put in all our Loyal papers -- It is not the time now to be squeamish about expressing our sentiments --

I read about these men with amazement. Not one word against the rebels in any thing they say--and not one word in favour of the Government -- Friends of Jefferson Davis & the Slave Rebellion -- and yet tolerated in respectable Society! -- But "there is a good time coming" -- We shall triumph over the rebellion--and the proper men will be found in their proper places -- Glorious--Grant Sherman--Farragut--Sheridan--Butler--splendid old Butler--that very Love of the English--will live in our history and every soldier--though shorn of his leg--an arm--and hobbling about on crutches--surviving this -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- terrible struggle--will have the Satisfaction as I hope--to know--that our Traitors at home--have been hanged --

I can find under all my indignation some show of respect--for Jeff Davis and his followers -- False to their trust at first--they did show their true colours at last, and manfully took the field in open rebellion -- But for those smooth faced hypocrites, who keep their persons free from harms way--and like doves--coo out their buts--and their iffs--I have nothing but the direst contempt--and if all shall end as they hope it will--Do they expect to be held in honorable estimation by "Our Southern Bretheren"? -- Let them read the history of Benedict Arnold --

With sincere regard from us all I am ever affectionately yours,

H. Powers --

(In haste--)

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