10th July 1862
I beg respectfully to submit that as we
have but three Draughtsmen and Lithographic writers attached to
this Department, it is to be regretted that Sapper C. M. Murray a
draughtsman of the Boundary Commission should not be permitted to
be transferred to the Columbia Detachment.
You are aware that in addition to the
Ordinary Plan drawings incidental or Surveys, a great deal of
miscellaneous work falls upon the Draughtsmen, and on more than
one occasion I have been obliged to reproduce plans all but ready
for Lithography, in Consequence of them becoming spoiled by being
set aside, from the necessity of Employing the draughtsmen on some
less expensive but more immediate service.
I have the honor to be,
Your most Obedient Servant,
To Colonel Moody