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Letter from THOMAS WILLIAM SILLOWAY to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated August 28, 1858.

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Title: Letter from THOMAS WILLIAM SILLOWAY to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated August 28, 1858.

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  • Silloway, Thomas William, 1828-1910

Recipient

  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

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Letter from THOMAS WILLIAM SILLOWAY to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated August 28, 1858., 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/twsgpm580828 (accessed November 22, 2014)

Letter from THOMAS WILLIAM SILLOWAY to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated August 28, 1858.

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Boston Aug. 28..1858



My Friend Marsh. Information from Montpelier this morning discloses the following Richards has had struck out the dome, on the floor of the senate as follows. [Image] After it was struck out by the master carpenter R. examined it, and pronounced it "all right" They have as you will perceived taken the liberty to flatten the whole thing. I urged a 22' radius for the 38'10" span. They use it for the 40' as finished span, and although they get 20'10" much of this hight will [come?] down in behind or below their base moulding. However as the thing is near I will not trouble you more in the question. I only write you this that you may be informed of their attempt and success in amending. They have strained the whole down just to the lowest point that their "got out" finish would let them have it. You have however been instrumental in keeping the thing comparatively near right. I thought the large drawing I sent you would keep them in the -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- traces. I assured you of their intentions to amend. I gave you proof of it in the fact that they had laid the work out in an intensely amended form. I then gave you a drawing figured, the truth of which good & competent men here, will avouch for. They have consulted you and with what results the thing they have struck out will show. As before stated the thing is near enough to say nothing about it, and I am content to endorse it, and shall write to the master carpenter to execute it. I hope however while you are thankfull that you stepped in as you did, and averted the threatened evil you will remember the deceptions that has been practiced by them from first to last, for we know they have from first to last attempted amendment. I shall go up on Teusday and unless I discover faults I now know not of shall aid the master carpenter in carrying the thing along.

I am yours truly

Thomas W. Silloway

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