Thank you for allowing me an opportunity to work on question.
As noted in our series of clarifications, I was unable to turn up any
information that specifically relates to cases, sales or deeds drawn
up in Bronxville, New York prior to 1960 wherein a restrictive
covenant was negotiated or agreed to. As with any research that turns
up negative however, this in no way proves beyond a doubt that one, or
perhaps even a few, may in fact have existed. I can assure you though
that I have thoroughly searched all avenues available to me and in the
course of my personal research, and based on your previously acquired
information (which I only learned after the fact) that also supports
my findings, I am confident in my conclusion that there probably were
While I am not fully comfortable accepting your fee for merely
searching for the information, and since I was not able to say with
100% accuracy that no such deeds ever existed, I do admire your
generous act of recognition and appreciation for the amount of work
performed. At your insistence, I will accept your gracious offer of
the adjusted fee, and in like manner I will set aside the entire
amount of this particular reward to be conferred directly to a
deserving local charity upon its arrival.
Your kind gesture is a rare one that deserves reward in itself. In my
own behalf and on behalf of the charitable recipient, I thank you.
I look forward to working with you again in the near future. Thank you
for bringing your question to us.