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TO THE EDITOR. Sib, —In reference to the above cue—and in justice to myself—l wish to contradict the statement? made in your paper by John Gore, and I think the following facts will explain to my friends and the public on which aide they think true justice was given. About twelve months ago I was indebted to my landlord the sum of L 5 for rent, which, at the time, I was unable to pay, so the bailiffs were put in, which was so sudden that I had not time to get other means of assistance, so, being in the habit of getting wood and coal from Gore, who lived close by, I asked him to advance me the money, which then amounted to L 5, and 11s for expenses. He did so, and 1 gave him as security a sewing machine valued at LlO. I agreed to pay him back at the rate of 5s a week, after reducing the amount to LI 6s. At this stage I may mention my wood and coal account, which he states was originally 3s 6d; but he has since sent his bill for 7s, which has been paid After a short interval of time (not nine months, as I can prove by his own handwriting), I called on him to settle tbs amount that was owing; but, to my surprise, he informed me that I could not have the machine unless I paid him another L 4. I asked him the reuon, and he told me it was for his trouble; so it was through this action that I was obliged to take proceedings against him. He also states that I was to pay him all I owed him for wood and coal, which amounted to 2s 6d, and was not referred to at the time he took possession. As for the dealer, there was only one called in ; but 1 assure you that it was not likely that I called him in, but he, seeing the circumstance in which I was placed, refused to have anything to do with them—bis name and address can be given. He says, again, that my son and a lawyer’s clerk visited his house when bis mother was dead. If it is so, we were not aware of the fact; and as the case was already in the hands of the lawyers I was compelled to get it through. Hoping this explanation will exclude me from the unpleasant remarks already mentioned in your paper—l am, etc., Mary Reid. Dunedin, September 9. [This correspondence can only be continned in our advertising columns. Ed. E.S.]

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REID v. GORE., Evening Star, Issue 8007, 9 September 1889

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REID v. GORE. Evening Star, Issue 8007, 9 September 1889