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Near Nashville, Tennessee
21 Dec 1850

To His Excellency
Gov Trousdale

By virtue of your commission of the
ninth of September last appointing me, as the successor of Gov.
Gerard Froost deceased " to select form the finest specimens of
marble in the state of Tennessee a slab to be prepared forward
and placed in the washington monument at the city of Washington in
conformity with the provisions of a resolution of the General
Assembly passed on the 13 of Decm 1849", I have selected &
do so report to you , a specimen from the quarries Orville
Rice in (Hawkins?) which specimen is herewith delivered to you
and is of a dark (variegated?) mulberry color and is marked
No 1 of a variety of specimens accompanying a letter from
S D Mitchell dated 3 Oct 1850 from Rogenville-
Herewith I also transmit the originals of the com-
=munications received by me on the subject.
Very respectfully
Daniel Graham

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