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This is why I love lawyers

>Only in Louisiana............................


>A New Orleans lawyer sought an FHA loan for a client who lost his

house in

>Hurricane Katrina and wanted to rebuild.. He was told the loan would


>granted if he could prove satisfactory title to the parcel of property

>being offered as collateral. The title to the property dated back to


>which took the Lawyer three months to track down. After sending the

>information to the FHA, he received the following reply:


>(Actual letter):


>"Upon review of your letter adjoining your client's loan application,


>note that the request is supported by an Abstract of Title. While we

>compliment the able manner in which you have prepared and presented


>application, we must point out that you have only cleared title to the

>proposed collateral property back to 1803. Before final approval can


>accorded, it will be necessary to clear the title back to its origin."


>Annoyed, the lawyer responded as follows:


>(Actual Letter):


>"Your letter regarding title in Case No. 189156 has been received. I


>that you wish to have title extended further than the 194 years

covered by

>the present application. I was unaware that any educated person in


>country, particularly those working in the property area, would not


>that Louisiana was purchased, by the U.S. , from France in 1803, the

>year of origin identified in our application.


>For the edification of uninformed FHA bureaucrats, the title to the


>prior to U.S. ownership was obtained from France , which had acquired


>by Right of Conquest from Spain .. The land came into the possession


>Spain by Right of Discovery made in the year 1492 by a sea captain


>Christopher Columbus, who had been granted the privilege of seeking a


>route to India by the Spanish monarch, Isabella.


>The good queen, Isabella, being a pious woman and almost as careful


>titles as the FHA, took the precaution of s ecuring the blessing of


>Pope before she sold her jewels to finance Columbus ' expedition.


>Now the Pope, as I sure you may know, is the emissary of Jesus Christ,


>Son of God, and God, it is commonly accepted, created this world.


>Therefore, I believe it is safe to presume that God also made that

part of

>the world called Louisiana .. God, therefore, would be the owner of


>and His origins date back to before the beginning of time, the world

as we

>know it AND the FHA.


>I hope you find God's original claim to be satisfactory. Now, may we


>our damn loan?"


>He got the loan.



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