Office of the Light House Engineer
Portland Oregon October .26.1871
Rear Admiral W.B. Shubrick
Chairman Light House Board,
I have the honor to state, that in compliance with Letter of September 12 from your office - regarding the construction of the iron work for the Tower at Cape Foulweather - Oregon - my action was as follows - October.3. I wrote to Calvin Nutting & Son of San Francisco, inclosing plans and specifications offering them the privilege of making the iron work - if it could be done at a price proportionately less than the amount they received for similar work at Pigeon Point viz $8850.00 coin.
During my absence on duty, a letter and proposal were received from Calvin Nutting & Son copies of which are herewith enclosed.
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