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Letter from HIRAM POWERS to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated January 9, 1868.

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Title: Letter from HIRAM POWERS to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated January 9, 1868.

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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 January 9, 1868., 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/hpgpm680109 (accessed April 17, 2014)

Letter from HIRAM POWERS to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated January 9, 1868.

Transcribed by : Ralph H. Orth

TEI mark-up by : James P. Tranowski andEllen Thomson


Published by: University of Vermont. All rights reserved.

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Honble George P Marsh,

My Dear friend

Last year the Govt agents sent to my son and me a demand to pay the forced loan -- My son--as you kindly suggested went to the office which issued the paper--and was told he must go to another--where he was told he must still go to a third agency as usual in such cases here -- He refused to go any further and we sent the papers back with the words on them--

"H. Powers and L Powers are both Citizens of the United States and therefore are not responsible to this claim -- Respectfully"

My son has now received another demand of the same sort and is told that he must send in your Certificate--or the Consuls -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- to our American Citizenship or be made to pay the Loan --

Please let us know if we must do this--and oblige

Yours sincerely

H Powers. note:Florence note:Jan 9th 1868--

P.S. None of my sons have ever been called on for the conscription, and it is so well known to the authorities here, that we are not Italians but Americans--that it seems only vexacious that we should be again annoyed with this claim--or that we Should be put to expenses on account of it --

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