4 mai 2008


On the 17th of September 1953, Claude Poirier, of
the Credit Department of GMAC, informed the
Attorney General that it had a lien of $1,282.05
on Baker's pick-up truck. The same pick-up Baker
had lent his partner Wilbert Coffin.
Click on the above image to read that letter.

3 commentaires:

Anonyme a dit...

sir , this is all too interesting. would you have an english copy of this letter. what was coffins name doing on this letter, if the truck belonged to baker..why was there a lien on bakers truck. a bit strange....what were they up to..could you explain more about this.

Clément Fortin a dit...

Here's a literal translation of that letter.

September 17th, 1953.

Mr. Cantin
Department of the Attorney General,
Parliament Building,
Québec, Qué.

Re : W. Coffin

We learn from Mr. Normandin of the Provincial Police Department, in Montréal, that your department has seized a Chevrolet Pick-up 1953, bearing serial number: 3131410645. We wish to inform you that we have a lien of $1282.05 on this vehicle belonging to Mr. William Baker of Gaspé.
As we wish to cooperate fully with you in this affair, would you be kind enough to send to us all details relating to that seizure, along with the name of the constable who has removed certain parts from this truck.
This truck has been put away at Garage Corriveau, St-Laurent Street, in Montréal. As we do not want to pay for the cost of this put away, would it not be preferable to move it to the Provincial Police garage?
We would appreciate receiving your comments about this matter.
Yours truly,
(signed) Claude Poirier,
Credit Department


This is the truck Baker lent to Coffin. Coffin drove this truck from Gaspé to Montreal and had an accident with a street car. The truck was towed to that garage. Baker still owed some money on this truck to GMAC.

Anonyme a dit...

why would it have been that the constable removed certin parts of bakers truck, was the pieces used as evidence. hard to beleive baker still owed money on this truck. it was a small amount owed.sometimes it is thought that a person has money when it is flashed around, when in reality they dont.