Letter from THOMAS WILLIAM SILLOWAY to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated April 3, 1858.
I wrote to you yesterday in regard to the Montpelier work. Since mailing the letter I have decided to go to M. to-day. I will try and get this letter to you with the one named. Please answer it if you can do so, immediately and send to me at Montpelier by the first mail of Monday. Should you write to me I shall not use the information as coming from , but as your opinion, not naming (if you so direct) my authority. It is quite possible that I be under the nessesity of going to see you at Burlington after I have been to M.
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.