Letter from NORMAN WILLIAMS to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated April 28, 1858.
I received your message yesterday notifying me of the postponement of the Commissioners' meeting, and after the receipt of the dispatch I saw Judge Porter and find that he, as well as myself, is engaged for every day next week. I do not now think of any engagements of my own, after next will [week], till the 17" day of May.
Yours respectfullyNorman Williams.
Hon. George P. Marsh
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Governor Fletcher named three commissioners to oversee the construction of a new State House in Montpelier: Norman Williams, John Porter, and George Perkins Marsh. Dr. Thomas E. Powers was named the Superintendent of Construction.
John Porter, (1798-1886), of Hartford, Vermont, was State Senator for the years 1842 and 1843, a probate judge for the district of Hartford for the years of 1850-1886, as well as serving as a commission to oversee the reconstruction of the State House in Montpelier.
Norman Williams, (1791-1868) was a State Senator in 1854 and 1855 before he was named by Governor Fletcher, to the committee which oversaw the construction of the new State House in Montpelier, to replace the building destroyed by fire in 1857.