[Maillefert & Raasloff to Begly, 2 Sep 1854]MONTREAL, 2nd September, 1854.
SIR,-We have the honor to enclose you five statements, showing our expenditure for outfit and also for our operations towards exploring the Rapids of the St. Lawrence, up to the lst of August, together with the original vouchers, (with the exception of 8 vouchers for material and outfit, belonging to statement No. 1, and of the aggregate amount of £699 13s. 8d., which were sent in to the Department under 24th June last.)
We now beg to express the hope that in consideration of this very considerable outlay the Commissioners of Public Works will be pleased to issue to us a certificate upon such further security as may be deemed absolutely necessary.We have the honor to remain, Dear Sir,
Your most obedient servants,
(Signed,) MAILLEFERT & RAASLOFF.
Thomas A. Begly, Esquire,
Secretary, Department Public Works,
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