Letter from THOMAS WILLIAM SILLOWAY to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated May 9, 1857.
My Dear Sir
I presume you are more than anxious to hear from the drawings of the State House. The fact is, we have so much to do in the way of getting the work underway, that we have employed the lithographers on drawings . In but a few days.--early in the coming week you will have a copy of the plans and elevations. They are nearly done now. "The perspective" is being fixed up for your examination. You shall hear from us just the first day we are able to send to you. The sculpture cc. will in due time receive attention. I write this that you may know I do not forget or neglect you.
I am yours trulyThomas W. Silloway
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Thomas W. Silloway, (1828-1910), was only thirty years old in 1857 when he was chosen architect for the new State House in Montpelier. Silloway was from Massachusetts, and had worked in the office of Ammi B. Young, the architect who designed the previous building. Silloway and Dr. Powers, the superintendent of construction for the 1857 job, had worked together to design and build a new courthouse in Woodstock, Vermont, that burned in 1854.