Letter from THOMAS E. POWERS to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated October 20, 1857.
Dear Sir --
So far as I have heard opinions expressed among the members of the legislature in relation to the new design, they have been highly commendatory -- All seem pleased with it, & so far as I can judge, the work thus far on the House gives general satisfaction, & as yet I have seen no symptoms of opposition to the necessary appropriation--neither do I believe there will be much --
The copies of the perspective of which you speak, I suppose I have, though they are but little changed from the plain ones -- I will send you one as you request --
In hasteT. E. Powers
Hon. Geo. P. Marsh
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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.