[Articles of Agreement, Maillefert & Raasloff and Crown, 9 Dec 1854]
Articles of agreement and sale entered into and made in duplicate between Benjamin Maillefert and Waldimar Raasloff, both lately of New York, in the State of New York, one of the United States of America, now residing in the District of Montreal, in the Province of Canada, Sub-marine Engineers, of the first part, and Her Majesty Queen Victoria, herein represented by the Commissioners of Public Works of the Province of Canada, of the second part, witness and declare as follows, to wit: That the said parties of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and eighty-eight pounds nineteen shillings and four pence current money of Canada, to them in hand paid at the time of the execution of these presents (the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged,) have bargained, sold, assigned and made over, and by these presents do bargain, sell, assign, and make over unto the said parties of the second part, (thereof hereby accepting,) the following boats and other craft and property belonging to them the said party of the first part, now lying and being near the Village of Coteau du Lac, in the County of Vaudreuil, in the said Province, to wit: one scow, four boats, one Francis' metallic life boat, one mast, and one hundred fathoms of chain, the whole of which is fully and at large set forth in a certain statement and schedule marked A., hereto annexed, to form part thereof, and signed by the parties to these presents.
And the said parties of the first part, for themselves, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns will warrant and defend the said bargained property, goods, chattels and effects from and against all persons whomsoever.
In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals, and the Secretary of the said Public Works hath also countersigned these presents, this ninth day of December, 1854.(Signed,) MAILLEFERT & RAASLOFF,
Chief Commissioner Public Works.
THOMAS A. BEGLY,
Secretary Public Works.
Witnesses to the signatures of Maillefert & Raasloff, the Chief Commissioner of Public Works, and counter-signature of the Secretary.
(Signed,) James W. Harper,
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