Decisions of the Department of the Interior in Appealed Pension and Retirement Claims; Also a Table of Cases Reported, Cited, Distinguished, Modified, and Overruled and of Statutes Cited and Construed Volume 18

Decisions of the Department of the Interior in Appealed Pension and Retirement Claims; Also a Table of Cases Reported, Cited, Distinguished, Modified, and Overruled and of Statutes Cited and Construed Volume 18

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... room rent which she could not pay. She was in great distress, and went to consult Mr. Hugh Robertson, a lawyer at Del Rio, Tex., to see if her husband could not be compelled to support her or see her. Mr. Robertson went to see her husband, but he refused to see her or support her, but proposed to let her have $25. Mr. Robertson then drew up a paper and told her if she Wanted the $25, which he held in his hand, she would have to sign her name to the writing. This paper was not read to her, and she did not read it herself, and supposed it was merely a receipt for the $25, and she had no idea of the contents of the paper until the Pension Bureau sent her a copy of same. Her distress of mind and body was so great at the time she signed the paper drawn up by Mr. Robertson that she did so without any knowledge of its contents, but, as stated, she supposed it was merely a receipt for the $25, and she had no idea that it was an agreement not to ask for further aid or support from him, to which she was entitled as his lawful wife. She further states that there was no one present at the time she signed said paper except Mr. Robertson, and he was supposed to be representing her, but it would now appear that he was working for the interest of Mr. "Croop, and she can not understand his action, as he appeared to sympathize with her greatly in her distressed condition, and when she offered to pay him for his services he declined any fee. in view of her condition. She further states, in view of the fact that Mr. Robertson is the only person who was present when said paper was signed, and his apparent attitude in the matter, she believes she can not secure any evidence to corroborate her statements, but she will communicate with Mr. Robertson and...
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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 517g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236818210
  • 9781236818218