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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

be

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

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

1803,

>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,

we

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

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

the

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

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

be

>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

note

>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

this

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

know

>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

land

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

it

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

of

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

named

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

new

>route to India by the Spanish monarch, Isabella.

>

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

about

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

the

>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,

the

>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

origin

>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

have

>our damn loan?"

>

>He got the loan.

>

>__________________________________________________

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