After years of struggling to find a safe water supply, Ballard arranged to purchase water from Seattle. This letter served as a formal request from Ballard's city council to that of Seattle to consider a contract of this nature. Given the request for a 20-year franchise, it seems that the Ballard city council was not considering annexation at this time.
Box 1, Folder 35, City of Ballard City Clerk's Files (Record Series 9106-03),
Seattle Municipal Archives
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