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Letter from THOMAS WILLIAM SILLOWAY to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated February 10, 1859.

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Title: Letter from THOMAS WILLIAM SILLOWAY to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated February 10, 1859.


  • Silloway, Thomas William, 1828-1910


  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

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Letter from THOMAS WILLIAM SILLOWAY to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated February 10, 1859., Original located at the University of Vermont's Special Collections in the George Perkins Marsh Collection, filed by date., (accessed January 17, 2018)

Letter from THOMAS WILLIAM SILLOWAY to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated February 10, 1859.

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Boston Feb. 10..1859

Mr Marsh

I am enabled to-day for the first, and in fact only time, to send you a copy of Tom's Pamphlet. They are exceedingly scarce. You will I trust excuse me for the delay when I tell you that I have never yet owned one, and have had one only two days in all, you are quite at liberty to use the one I send, as you may desire, as I have the promise of one from Bradley. I have completed my "Statement" and a part of it has been published in the Burlington Times. I shall let Clark take the same type and publish a two column pamphlet. I gave him orders long ago to send you the numbers of his paper, and I hope he does so. If you do not get them please do me the favor to let me know immediately. I think my "Statement" will put things in good light as I have carefully refrained from low or dirty flings at Tom or any one. The only thing in his document that I have for a moment feared the influence of was some of his affidavits. I will not trouble you now with information concerning them but will simply say that Bryant's, and Randall's were made in Mont. and during the sessions of the committee. Flander's was there, went back and made his affidavit -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- All these the committee considered as exparte. Tom admitted the fact and the committee were asked by him to accept them for simply what they were in their opinion worth. Those signed by Sears and Fitch were scarcely better for Richards testified neither man was in his place in all, over 30 minutes, and no living man to his knowledge ever for once calculated the weight of the dome or strength of either set of trusses. All guessed. I show these facts up. Next, I seriously damage Parrott's affidavit by stating what he testified to. Tom lied out of whole cloth when he said I had no sworn evidence in the case in relation to the trusses. I publish my affidavits. He has one in favor of Steam in basement I have two against it. His testimonials from Woodstock. He is welcome to. I publish things of more value. Judge Porter wrote me a letter in reply to one making enquiries in relation to what he had written them as an affidavit. Judge Porter's letter to me was in the case and I publish it. From first to last no one felt called upon to utter a word to my disadvantage. Please write for me what you please. Send it soon as we are now in readiness for it. I have been remarkably busy in getting a church under [contract?] at the South end & should have written you ere this in regard to your nephew Will write soon.

Yours T. W. Silloway

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