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Title: Cook & Leach, Independence, Iowa, to J. Peel & Son, Armagh.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCook & Leach/19
SenderCook & Leach
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationsolicitors
Sender Religionunknown
OriginIowa, USA
DestinationArmagh, N.Ireland
RecipientPeel, Joshua
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD889/7/1: Deposited by Messrs Joshua Peel & Son, Solicitors, Armagh.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland.
Doc. No.1200299
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 19:12:00.
Word Count562
TranscriptCOOK & LEACH,
May 17, 1902.

Joshua E. Peel & Son,
Armagh, Ireland.

Gentlemen: - Your letter of May 3d has been
received enclosing copy of letter from Messrs. W. G.
& J. B. Donnan of this city. We have carefully
read and considered the same and this morning our
Mr. Cook went and looked the property over. The
property has been neglected for some time and was
not occupied by the widow of Arthur Woods for some
time before her decease, but she received the rent
of the same. It has been renting for $3.00 per
month. The lots are situated near the Illinois
Central depot in this town and are not extra good
lots. There is a place on the same where water is
apt to accumulate and stand after rains and not
much use can be made of the same. I hardly know
what we will be able to sell the same for. The
house has not been painted for some time and the
tenants have used a portion of their rent for
papering and patching up the inside of the house.
The whole property ought to bring one thousand
dollars ($1000.00), but we do not know whether it
will or not. We think that probably an
administrator will have to be appointed here for
Agnes Duffy, before the daughter there can give a
good title to her one-half. However, we will
consider that matter more carefully after we have
received the power of attorney from you.
Enclosed we hand you power of attorney in
favor of Justin E. Cook of our firm, and we will
give the matter our prompt and best attention and
realize the most that can be realized out of the
property for client. Enclosed we hand you power
of attorney to be signed by Rose Hegarty of
Blackwatertown, County Armagh, Ireland.
This must be acknowledged before U. S. Consul in
your country or some officer who has authority to
issue certificate under seal of the United States
or it must be acknowledged before any officer in
your country who has authority by the laws thereof
to certify to the acknowledgement of written
documents; but if so acknowledged, the
certificate of acknowledgement by such officer
must be authenticated by U. S. Consul or some
other officer authorized to issue certificate
under the seal of the United States. And such
officer must state that full faith and credit
is due to the certificate of such foreign officer
and must certify thereto and to the genuineness of
the officer's signature and seal if he have any.
We have made the power of attorney very full so
as to cover anything that may be here belonging to
client, but so far as we know, the only property
is the property described in the copy of the
letter which you have sent us. On receipt of this
power of attorney, we will proceed to sell the
property with all possible dispatch consistent
with obtaining the full value therefor.
We would like to have authority to act for the
daughter of Agnes Duffy and would like to know her
name, also her husband's name and would like to
know whether Agnes Duffy left any husband
surviving. We simply wish to know that we have
authority to act for her and any papers that may
be necessary for her to execute, we will forward
to you with instructions.

Yours very truly,
Cook & Leach