Letter Written to Silas Reed for John M. Neale 
Surveyor General &c. June 3rd. 1841
My object in trou[bling you] with this is to procure a contract of the [?] Surveying. You are favourably known by ma[ny promin]ent citizens of this city, and, in case you [shall be] disposed toPage 253 treat my application favourably, I will procure any sort of recommendation from them that you may require.  Yours with respect
JOHN M. NEALE
P.S. I have concluded to send two or three recommendations at this time, thinking it might enable you to decide on my application without further delay. J.M.N.