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Random Reminiscences of Men and Events

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Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 38,445 / 115 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.6
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 824
Added to site: 2005.11.19
mnybks.net#: 11937
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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ry M. Flagler did.

One contract Mr. Flagler was called upon to accept which to my surprise he at once passed with his O.K. and without a question. We had concluded to purchase the land on which one of our refineries was built and which was held on a lease from John Irwin, whom we both knew well. Mr. Irwin drew the contract for the purchase of this land on the back of a large manila envelope that he picked up in the office. The description of the property ran as such contracts usually do until it came to the phrase "the line runs south to a mullen stalk," etc. This seemed to me a trifle indefinite, but Mr. Flagler said:

"It's all right, John. I'll accept that contract, and when the deed comes in, you will see that the mullen stalk will be replaced by a proper stake and the whole document will be accurate and shipshape." Of course it turned out exactly as he said it would. I am almost tempted to say that some lawyers might sit at his feet and learn things about drawing contracts good for them to know, but

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