On looking through the contract I found the following among the items for which “special prices” were given: –
“Staining & varnishing dressed woodwork (Arcade etc. etc. between nave and aisles, & work over) ‘ $48.00.
Mr. McCartney has written for a certificate for $2,000. Before sending it I would be glad to know how much he has already been paid on account of contract. He has made no mention of the work done or remaining to be done.