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Monthly Report of the Superintendent of Construction

February 2, 1865

(NOTE: Not readily able to be copied)

Feb. 2nd, 1865

Letter from A.B. Young


Geo. Plant delivered 5,000 bricks, making entire amount 260,000. Bad weather, operations suspended. Directed G. Plant not to deliver any more brick until weather improves.

“Due to a sever attack of rheumatism in my right had, I have not been able to do much to the working drawings until within a few days.”

Obtained offers from carpenters and joiners from three of the best in the city. Bids ranged from $18,736.20 to $19,624.50. Charles Edmondson was lowest bidder.

“Mr. Ed. Being a very loyal man and one not surpassed in this city for excellency of workmanship as promptness and reliability of execution and his offer in my opinion a fair and just one…concluded an arrangement” for him to do the work – now making window and door frames.

Mr. Acker has been making the ? doors and window sills and cap for the entrance story.

“For several days I have been engaged on the carpenters and stone cutters working drawings in which good progress has been made and I have furnished each of these mechanics all the working drawings they have needed for the time being…”

NOTE: The letter before this one is about the wing to Chelsea Hosp. ? drawings of floor plans with alterations by Morris Tasker.”

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