[Maillefert & Raasloff to Begly, 25 Aug 1854]MONTREAL, 25th August, 1854.
SIR,-I beg to inform you that I arrived here last night, for the purpose of making arrangements for the transport of powder, as instructed by your letter of 21st instant. I have to-day waited upon Mr. Elliott, and find that he has deemed necessary to ask for further instructions from the Department; I have under these circumstances postponed my departure from here, and shall be able to attend to the arrangements necessary in case your instructions should arrive to-morrow per letter or telegraph.I have the honor to remain,
Your most obedient servant,
Of the Firm MAILLEFERT & RAASLOFF.
Address: St. Lawrence Hall, Montreal.
Thomas A. Begly, Esquire,
Secretary, Department Public Works,
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