Letter from GEORGE W. COLLAMER to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated April 13, 1858.

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Montp Ap 13. 1858

Hon G. P Marsh De Sir

When at y. house you will recollect you thought you would call the Commr. together this week at Montp.

The object of this is to say that I saw (this morning) D. Powers take the Cars for Boston, I ask. him how long he was to be gone. He said till Saturday, I tho. it possible you would defer your meeting till next week.

The D. had no suspicions of any reason why I ask. him, I think you would want him here, when the Commr. met

Very Respectfully Yr cG W. Collamer

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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.

Dr. Thomas E. Powers, (1808-1876), of Woodstock, Vermont, was appointed by Governor Fletcher to be the Superintendent of Construction of the 1858-1860 project, to build a new State House in Montpelier to rebuild the structure burned in 1857. He and the architect, Thomas W. Silloway, were soon at loggerheads over their roles in the project. Powers became State Senator in 1861.

George W. Collamer, (1803-1865) held several positions in Vermont state government.