Letter to Angus McKay from John Graham:
Letter reading "Winnipeg 22nd April 1890 - Angus McKay Esq H.B.C. Fort Pitt NWT - Dear Sir, Some years ago Norbert Adam son of Baptiste Adam and Marie Roger of St Francois Xavier sold the north-east quarter north half of south east quarter of section 12 tp 12 Range 4 west in this Province to one Edwin Allen. The title has passed to a Mortgage of Allens or to Allen subject to a mortgage. It appears Adam was not of proper age when he made the deed to Allen and I am acting for the mortgages and are very anxious to get a conformatory[?] deed to Allen. I have been advised by some Hudson Bay men here to write you and I take the liberty of doing so. I enclose a deed which I desire you to have Adam sign. I have been informed that Adam is or was from Swift Current to Pit freighting and that he left about 7 or 8th. I wired to a party in Edmonton and tried to get him there but have not yet heard with what success. [?] you can find him. I desire that you will make an effort to get the deed signed and I will pay you for your trouble and pay you whatever you may have to give to Adam. I am very anxious to get the matter straightened up and you are at liberty to pay Adam up to $25 or $50 rather than not succeed. If you send deed to Captain Adams here of H.B.C. I will pay him amount of your charges and [?] paid out by you. Kindly inquire from Adam whether he gave a deed at Battleford or not. If he did I would not of course want a second one. Please do what you can for me and advise me either by wire or letter of results. I remain Yours truly, John Graham, Barrister Winnipeg"
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McKay - Box 2 - Angus McKay - Folder 4 - WB 1
Univesity Library, University of Saskatchewan
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Division 6 - North West
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