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Letter from AUSTIN JACOBS COOLIDGE to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated January 5, 1859.

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Title: Letter from AUSTIN JACOBS COOLIDGE to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated January 5, 1859.

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  • Kellogg, Daniel

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  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

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Letter from AUSTIN JACOBS COOLIDGE to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated January 5, 1859., Original located at the University of Vermont's Special Collections in the George Perkins Marsh Collection, filed by date., http://cdi.uvm.edu/collections/item/ajcgpm590105 (accessed April 23, 2014)

Letter from AUSTIN JACOBS COOLIDGE to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated January 5, 1859.

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39 Court St Boston
Jany. 5" 1859



Hon. Geo. P. Marsh

Dear Sir,

Remembering with grateful feelings your former kindness in looking over our manuscript, and seeing that you are a member of the Committee on the Mont & Statue of Ethan Allen, I wish another small favor. -- I have kept in part posted as to the progress of the work, and understand it thus.--that the State originally appropriated $2.000 for the erection of the column, of Tuscan order, which has been completed--that the State permitted a colossal Statue of the hero to be placed upon the top--but gave nothing

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towards it--that the Committee had recd last Autumn about $500 from private contributions towards the Statue - but not enough.

What I should like to know is--what the column cost--whether the State made any addition to the $2,000, if the cost exceeded that sum, or whether it was done by private hands. --

2d Is the column 42 or 44 f. high?

3d Is there any doubt that Allen's bones remain there? I understand that no reasonable doubt exists of the fact.

4h Height of Statue to be ?

Please look over articles of Burlington sent--& note any error. I am revising plates. Are there any other towns you could look over. Your reply within three days will much oblige.

Very respy Yours

A. J. Coolidge

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