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Letter to Edward G. Miner


SPRINGFIELD, February 19, 1858.

My Dear Sir: Mr. G. A. Sutton is an applicant for superintendent of the addition to the


Insane Asylum, and I understand it partly depends on you whether he gets it.

Mr. Sutton is my fellow townsman and lend, and I therefore wish to say for him that he is a man of sterling integrity and as a master mechanic and builder not surpassed by any in our city, or any I have known anywhere as far as I can judge.

I hope you will consider me as being really interested for Mr. Sutton and not as writing merely to relieve myself of importunity.

Please show this to Colonel William Ross and let him consider it as much intended for him as for yourself.

Your friend as ever,