W.H. MALE, B.A. TELEPHONE ADELAIDE 1971
K.A. CHRISTIE, B.A.
MALE & CHRISTIE CABLE ADDRESS:
BARRISTERS,SOLICITORS,NOTARIES PUBLIC "HARMALE,TORONTO"
601 FEDERAL BUILDING,85 RICHMOND ST.WEST
TORONTO 2, CANADA
February 22nd, 1937.
Messrs. Joshua E. Peel & Son,
Re: Mr. Joseph Steenson & 27
Gates Ave., Toronto.
On December 28th, 1936, we received
your letter of December 17th, 1936, in which you advised
that Mr. and Mrs. Steenson had called at your office and
signed papers. We gathered from your letter that you
would proceed to Belfast or Newry to complete the documents
before a Notary Public. In your letter you stated you were
extremely busy but we gathered you would be attending to the
matter right after the first of January. As it is now near
the end of February, we hope that you have completed the
matter and are in a position to forward the documents.
In our letter of January 6, 1937, we
that you send the papers to Mr. Steenson's friend - Mr. J.
Thompson at the Ontario Hospital, 999 Queen St. West, Toronto,
with instructions to him to hand over said papers on receiving
from us the sum of $30.00. In your letter you mentioned
the sum of $25.00 which, we believe, is the amount we offered
in earlier letters to you and Mr. Steenson. In an effort
however, to get the matter completed, we raised the offer to
$30.00 in our dealings with Mr. Thompson and while the
increased amount will have to come out of our own pockets, we
feel that we should pay such amount. We urge you to please
help us in this matter by doing as follows -
1. Send to us direct the Direction signed by
Mr. Steenson to pay the settlement monies direct to you.
We believe that such Direction mentions $25.00 but as indicated
above, we will purchase a Draft payable to you for whatever
amount we can secure on payment of $30.00 in our money.
That you send to Mr. Thompson the documents
in question which will include the Assignment of Mortgage in
duplicate and the original Mortgage and any other papers left
with you by Mr. Steenson. If Mr. Steenson did not leave any
other documents besides the Assignments, we will accept the
Assignments alone, although we would very much like to have the
duplicate Mortgage as then we will be saved the bother of having
to instruct the Registrar here to prepare a Certified
Upon receiving the above mentioned Direction
from you, and learning that Mr. Thompson has the papers, we
will call at his office and if the papers are completed so we
can register them, we will then hand to him a stamped addressed
envelope, properly addressed to you (unsealed) and will place
inside it the above mentioned Draft payable to your order,
after inspection by Mr. Thompson. We will leave the envelope
and Draft with Mr. Thompson who we know will mail it to you
Of course, if you are willing to do so, you
could mail the documents direct to us and if we find them to be
in shape so that they can be registered here, we personally
undertake to purchase Draft and mail same to you by registered
mail the same day that we receive the papers from you. Follow
whatever plan you wish only please attend to the matter at
once so that we can get it completed.
We think you will appreciate our desire to
examine the documents before actually paying out the above
mentioned monies, $5.00 of which will be from our own funds.
We have repeatedly received documents from England and in some
instances, the Affidavits thereon have not been completed in
a way that would enable us to register the papers in the
Registry Office here and we have had to return the papers to be
In all our experience in dealing with
English and Irish Solicitors, we have never had such delay as
in this matter but presume that the cause has been due to
illness in your office or unwillingness to co-operate on
the part of Mr. Steenson. We feel sure that you would not
willingly put a brother Solicitor to the trouble and
inconvenience that we have suffered through the many delays. We
might add that upon receiving the papers from you, our work
is by no means finished. We will have to deal with the
original Mortgagor and his wife and it may be necessary for us
to foreclose them. The original Mortgagor shoes horses at
Race Tracks and he is only in Toronto during the Spring and
Fall Racing Seasons. The balance of the time, he is travelling
from track to track in the United States. He will shortly
be returning to the Race Track near this city and we would
like to be in a position to deal with him at that time.
We therefore beg of you to give this matter your attention
and to complete it in either one of the two ways mentioned
above. We give you our promise that a Draft will be forwarded
to you the same day as the documents are received here either
by ourselves or by Mr. Thompson.
Yours very truly,
MALE & CHRISTIE
W. H. Male.