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Letter from HIRAM POWERS to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated July 2, 1866.

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Title: Letter from HIRAM POWERS to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated July 2, 1866.

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  • Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873

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  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

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Letter from HIRAM POWERS to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated July 2, 1866., 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/hpgpm660702 (accessed April 17, 2014)

Letter from HIRAM POWERS to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated July 2, 1866.

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 July 2d 1866



My Dear friend Marsh.

I am sorry to tax your time with my notes -- But as there may be a misapprehension in regard to the Willard case with Messrs Maquay & Pakenham I wish to say that perhaps the latter paid paper beyond the normal value for the gold placed in their hands by Mr Willard -- I do not know that this was the case--nor that they did not, as with me, take full advantage--and more--of the law -- I know that they have done this with others as well as with myself --

It would seem however almost too flagrant a thing to go so far with a stranger--only a few days in Florence--and I think it more probable, that they gave paper at Bankers Premium on Gold, thus subjecting -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- Mr Willard to a serious loss at some other money changers office to get his gold back --

In regard to the subject of our conversation today, I mentioned to Mrs Marsh, that if you had not yet sent off your letters--I would--on further consideration prefer to say, that I would--in the present case--do all I reasonably could, to meet the views of the Honble Gentlemen who have written to me in so kind a manner--and that I would waive my full price--for a Statue such as is desired -- Say done and on ship board for $8000--in Currency or gold--this last at your own discretion --

Please drop me a line on this subject for my guidance in the answer I am to make and with kindest regards believe me yours truly,

H Powers--

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