Letter from LARKIN GOLDSMITH MEAD to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH and JOHN NORTON POMEROY, dated August 23, 1858.
Hon Geo. P. Marsh. -- John N. Pomeroy Esq.Gentlemen
Your letter and Telegraph dispatch were received yesterday, and I am to expect you on Friday of this week. I hope to have both Statues in a condition to be inspected,-- and I hope they will prove satisfactory
Yours respectfullyLarkin G. Mead Jr
Hon Geo. P. Marsh
John N. Pomeroy Esq
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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.
Larkin Goldsmith Mead Jr.(1835-1910) was a sculptor from Brattleboro, Vermont. although he spent most of his life in Florence. He created the statue of Agriculture that crowns the Vermont State House in 1857, and the statue of Ethan Allen in the same building in 1861. He was also responsible for the statue of Allen in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol and for an elaborate memorial to Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois.