[Maillefert & Raasloff to Begly, 9 Sep. 1853]NEW YORK, 9th September, 1853.
DEAR, SIR,-Your much esteemed favor of 5th instant was received yesterday. In answer to your request to us to state whether we agree to have our tender for the deepening of the Channel of the St. Lawrence altered according to the wording of the advertisement, we beg to say that the discrepancy between our tender and the advertisement is entirely unintentional, and that we agree to have our tender read as follows: The undersigned hereby offer in width to have at no place at low summer water a less clear depth than 12 feet, and in those rapids subject to much swell not less than 13 feet, and of a depth sufficient, &c.We have the honor to remain,Dear Sir,
Your obedient servants,
MAILLEFERT & RAASLOFF,
Thomas A. Begly, Esquire,
Secretary, Department Public Works,
Quebec, L. C.
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