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IS CONTINGENT UPON OUR OFFICE BEING FURNISHED A CERTIFIED COPY OF A DECREE OF A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION SHOWING A FINAL DETERMINATION BY SUCH COURT THAT YOU ARE ACTUALLY THE LEGAL WIDOW OF THE DECEDENT. SUCH EVIDENCE WAS REQUESTED FROM YOU BY OUR LETTER OF APRIL 25. UNTIL SUCH EVIDENCE IS FURNISHED ACTION ON YOUR CLAIM MUST BE HELD IN ABEYANCE. PLEASE SO ADVISE US WHEN THE COURT ACTION IS COMPLETED. ARE RETURNED HEREWITH.

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B-125544, SEP. 19, 1956

TO MRS. PEARL JONES SUMNER:

WE REFER TO YOUR LETTERS OF AUGUST 11 AND 31, 1956, RELATIVE TO YOUR CLAIM FOR UNPAID COMPENSATION DUE THE ESTATE OF BEN J. SUMNER, A FORMER EMPLOYEE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, OFFICE OF VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI.

THE SETTLEMENT OF THE CLAIM FOR THE UNPAID COMPENSATION DUE THE DECEDENT, BEN J. SUMNER, IS CONTINGENT UPON OUR OFFICE BEING FURNISHED A CERTIFIED COPY OF A DECREE OF A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION SHOWING A FINAL DETERMINATION BY SUCH COURT THAT YOU ARE ACTUALLY THE LEGAL WIDOW OF THE DECEDENT. SUCH EVIDENCE WAS REQUESTED FROM YOU BY OUR LETTER OF APRIL 25, 1956, B-125544, ADDRESSED TO YOU IN CARE OF MR. LAITY. UNTIL SUCH EVIDENCE IS FURNISHED ACTION ON YOUR CLAIM MUST BE HELD IN ABEYANCE.

IF YOU CARE TO REVOKE THE POWER OF ATTORNEY GRANTED MR. HARRY A. LAITY, AUTHORIZING HIM TO RECEIVE ANY AMOUNT THAT MAY BE FOUND DUE YOU BY THE COURT IN AN ACTION SUGGESTED IN THE PRECEDING PARAGRAPH, PLEASE SO ADVISE US WHEN THE COURT ACTION IS COMPLETED.

THE ENCLOSURES FORWARDED WITH YOUR LETTER OF AUGUST 31, 1956, ARE RETURNED HEREWITH.

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