T. W. ABELL, Clerk.
HENRY TRUELSEN, President,
W, W. DAVIS,
S. A. Th omp s o n, Esq. ,
Your favor of the 9th inst at hand; contents duly
noted. The reason I did not answer ere this was that I desired to
have the opinion of the Council in regard to your going to Detroit
to assist us in getting our plana for the canal bridge approved*
At an executive session of the Council held last night,I recommended that a delegation be appointed by them to represent the
City at Detroit on Monday,March 21,at 10 a.m.,at which time the
Board of Engineers open their session. I also read your letter to
them,and after due deliberation the council appointed as such committee ,yourself,S.L.Smith,City Attorney,Alderman Long and myself.
Mr.Waddell from Kansas City has his detail plans ready and will be
well prepared,and I am sure that if justice is done us our plans
will be approved.
In regard to your question what argument each of us should make
so as not to go over the same ground again,I will say that all
arguments presented must be in writing and in duplicate. If you
will prepare an argument, on about the same line as used by us when