Letter from IRA P. HARRINGTON to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated June 11, 1858.
Hon Geo P. Marsh
Dear Sir Will you be kind enough to step into Watsons Marble Shop & direct how to finish up the Tablets of Marble. I think now we shall want to set them as soon as Monday.
I saw Pomeroy last evening about the inscription how it shall read, after 1789.
Pomeroy wished to see you whether anything Should be said about his being buried beneath this monument.
Respectfully YoursIra P. Harrington
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The lawyer, John Norton Pomeroy, (1792-1881) was a lawyer and prominent resident of Burlington, Vermont. He held several position in Vermont state government and was named chairman of the Statuary Committee to oversee the construction of the monument placed over the grave of Ethan Allen in Green Mount Cemetery in Burlington.
Ira P. Harrington owned the "Harrington Quarry" in Barre, Vermont. It was one of two quarries that supplied granite for the Vermont State House.