[Articles of Agreement, Maillefert & Raasloff and Crown, 9 Sep 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 thousand one hundred and eighty-six pounds twelve shillings and three pence current money of Canada, to them in hand paid at the time of the execution of these presents, (the receipt of which 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 iron barge, three metallic life boats, and one wooden scow or boat, also all the rigging, sails, spars, materials, and furniture belonging to the said boats and craft, also divers other materials, goods, chattels and effects, the whole of which is fully and at large set forth in a certain statement and schedule marked A., hereunto 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.
(Signed,) JOHN MONK,
Signed and sealed by the said Commissioners of Public Works, the Honorable Jean Chabot, and counter-signed by the Secretary at Quebec, this twelfth day of December, 1854.
(Signed,) JEAN CHABOT,
Chief Commissioner of Public Works.
THOMAS A. BEGLY,
Secretary Public Works.
(Signed,) JAMES W. HARPER,
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