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Letter from CHARLES ELIOT NORTON to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated August 23, 1870.

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Title: Letter from CHARLES ELIOT NORTON to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated August 23, 1870.

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  • Norton, Charles Eliot

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  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

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Letter from CHARLES ELIOT NORTON to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated August 23, 1870., 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/cengpm700823 (accessed July 30, 2014)

Letter from CHARLES ELIOT NORTON to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated August 23, 1870.

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Villa Spannocchi, Siena.
August 23, 1870.



My dear Mr. Marsh

I was greatly pleased to hear a few days ago from Miss Blagden that Mrs. Marsh's health had much improved during the summer. If this be really the case I beg you to accept our sincere congratulations.

Before I left Florence you gave me some hope that we might have the pleasure of seeing you here in the course of this month or the next. I should have written to you before this time to ask you to fix a time for coming to us, had it not been that for some weeks past my Mother has been confined -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- to her chamber by a pretty sharp, though not alarming, attack of illness. She is slowly recovering, & now sits up every day for a short time. --

But I write today in the hope that you may be willing to oblige me by coming to Siena, even at this time, to render us a personal service. I have received today a conveyance deed, of a somewhat important piece of property, which must be signed by my Mother, before a competent American official, and must be returned to America as speedily as possible. -- Were she in her usual health she would go at once to Florence to sign the deed in your presence there, but -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- as this is impossible I am compelled to ask the favor of a visit to us from you. I trust that you would be willing to spend at least two or three days with us,--but if this be impracticable for you, you could by taking the early train from Florence (6.20 A.M) reach here in time for a stay of some hours, & return by a train that reaches Florence at nine in the evening. But I should be sorry to have you thus hurried,--and I hope, as I have said, that you can stay longer. We should all be very glad of as long a visit as you can make us.

With our kindest regards to Mrs. Marsh, I am

Faithfully Yours

C. E. Norton.

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I ought to express more strongly than I have done my regret at being compelled to ask a favour which may cost you so much inconvenience & trouble in my behalf. If you will have the kindness to telegraph to me in advance of your coming I will meet you at the R.R. station.

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