A letter from the Niagara Navigation Company to James Aikens regarding a petition.
Transcript is as follows:
"Toronto, April 22nd, 1904
James Aikens Esq.,
Enclosed find copies of letters which are self explanatory. If you approve I would like to have you circulate at once a petition such as I have referred to in my letter to Mr. King. You will know of the proper channeles through which to direct it, and I believe that it will be readily signed by many whose signatures will be influential at Ottawa. I would also suggest that you communicate to everyone who would be concerned in teh accomplishment of our purpose, and request to them to write individual letters to the Deputy Minister of Marine and Fisheries at Ottawa, as well as to their local representative, urging that this petition should be granted. My information as to disasters which have occured at Point Mississauga, I secured through the courtesy of Mr. W.A. Milloy who is much interested in the matter. I would suggest that you see him, and get the benefit of his enthusiasim. I shall immediately get in touch with all the vessel men where that I can, and do everything in my power toward the end desired.
Yours truly, B.I. Stolgh Manager
P.S. I have great faith in the power of letters. Have as many written as you can. Every one counts."
Niagara Navigation Company
99 River Beach Road
Ministry of Marine and Fisheries