[Maillefert & Raasloff to Commissioners of Public Works, 26 Oct. 1853]NEW YORK, 26th October, 1853.
GENTLEMEN,--May we ask the favor of an order from you to allow Mr. Wm. M. Millen, of Montreal, our agent for this special purpose, to select and bring to Montreal, before the close of the navigation, such boats, scows, anchors and tackle belonging to the Department, as will be necessary for the prosecution of our survey of the Rapids of the St. Lawrence, agreeable to the terms of our agreement with the Department, of the 18th instant. We are anxious to have these materials collected at Montreal before the close of navigation, for the reason that we have made arrangements to have the scows, &c., repaired, improved and fitted out during the coming winter, for the special use we intend to make of them, and with a view of having everything ready for operation as soon as the navigation opens next year. You would very much oblige us by sending the order which we solicit of you, to our address at New York, that we may forward it to Mr. Millen with our instructions.Very respectfully,
Your obedient servants,
MAILLEFERT & RAASLOFF,
Sub-Engineers, 64 and 66 Broadway.
To the Honorable The Commissioners of Public Works, Canada.
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