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PRECIS-UNAVAILABLE MISSOURI PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY: FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JANUARY 30 AND MARCH 24. WHICH AMOUNT YOU CLAIM WAS WITHHELD FROM THE TRANSPORTATION CHARGES DUE YOU BECAUSE OF A SHORTAGE IN A CARLOAD SHIPMENT OF EXTRACTED HONEY MOVING UNDER GOVERNMENT BILL OF LADING A-1347840. YOU ASSERT THAT YOU ARE NOT LIABLE FOR THE LOSS OF THE ONE CASE OF HONEY CHECKED SHORT AT DESTINATION SINCE THE SHIPMENT WAS LOADED BY THE CONSIGNOR AT ORIGIN AND MOVED UNDER A CLEAR SEAL RECORD TO DESTINATION WHERE IT WAS UNLOADED BY THE CONSIGNEE. WE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO VERIFY YOUR CONTENTIONS BECAUSE THE PERTINENT RECORDS ARE MISSING. YOU HAVE NOT FURNISHED US WITH ANY EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT YOUR CONTENTIONS - SUCH AS A COPY OF THE U.

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B-138616, MAY 29, 1959

PRECIS-UNAVAILABLE

MISSOURI PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY:

FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JANUARY 30 AND MARCH 24, 1959, WITH ENCLOSURES, FILE 12 GC-67463, REQUESTING REFUND OF $73.98, WHICH AMOUNT YOU CLAIM WAS WITHHELD FROM THE TRANSPORTATION CHARGES DUE YOU BECAUSE OF A SHORTAGE IN A CARLOAD SHIPMENT OF EXTRACTED HONEY MOVING UNDER GOVERNMENT BILL OF LADING A-1347840, FROM JOSEPHINE, TEXAS, TO NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, WITH STOP IN TRANSIT FOR PARTIAL UNLOADING AT MONROE, LOUISIANA.

YOU ASSERT THAT YOU ARE NOT LIABLE FOR THE LOSS OF THE ONE CASE OF HONEY CHECKED SHORT AT DESTINATION SINCE THE SHIPMENT WAS LOADED BY THE CONSIGNOR AT ORIGIN AND MOVED UNDER A CLEAR SEAL RECORD TO DESTINATION WHERE IT WAS UNLOADED BY THE CONSIGNEE. HOWEVER, WE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO VERIFY YOUR CONTENTIONS BECAUSE THE PERTINENT RECORDS ARE MISSING, AND YOU HAVE NOT FURNISHED US WITH ANY EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT YOUR CONTENTIONS - SUCH AS A COPY OF THE U. S. GOVERNMENT FREIGHT WAYBILL - CARRIER'S COPY, FORM 1106, OR OTHER SHIPPING DOCUMENTS WHICH WOULD SHOW THE CLEAR SEAL RECORD, THE FACT THAT THE CARRIER DID NOT LOAD OR UNLOAD, AND OTHER MATERIAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRANSPORTATION INVOLVED.

AFTER INTENSIVE SEARCH, WE STILL ARE UNABLE TO LOCATE THE PERTINENT VOUCHER IN OUR FILES, AND THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE NOW INFORMS US THAT BILL OF LADING A-1347840 AND THE PAYMENT RECORDS CANNOT BE FOUND. ACCORDINGLY, ON THE BASIS OF THE INSUFFICIENT RECORD NOW BEFORE US WE ARE NOT IN A POSITION TO EVALUATE AND AUTHORIZE ALLOWANCE OF YOUR CLAIM. YOU SUBMIT SOME DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE REFLECTING THE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES ACTUALLY RENDERED THE GOVERNMENT, WE WILL GIVE YOUR CLAIM FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

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