Letter from THOMAS WILLIAM SILLOWAY to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated August 24, 1857.
Mr. Marsh If you have not already done so, will you please forward to me on receipt of this, the drawing, your comments amp;c. for the new dome, that I sent to you a few days ago. The engraver is quite reday to put the same, or whatever one we adopt, in his picture. I am anxious to see to it that the picture comes out as soon as possible.
I am yours truly --Thomas W. Silloway
121 Court St.
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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.