3 and 4. Yes. $11 lower, but owing to special representations made regarding the situation of tenderers, and also the war record of Mr. Fletcher, he was allowed to reduce his tender by this amount to the rate of the lowest.
I certainly think these questions that can be answered briefly should not be made orders for returns. It may be different if questions require a great deal of research, but the letters here referred to have been recently issued and it should not take long to secure the information.