[D8316BTY4], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Samuel Insull, December 18th, 1883


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[D8316BTY4], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Samuel Insull, December 18th, 1883

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[Too long for selection perhaps but gives a reflective overview. snapshot] Begins with reference to the "black day", presumably financial. Lists money collected, obligations paid, and all the remittances owed/expected and notes they are squeezed. Then updates on canvassers, will follow your instructions, certainly need more help in this line. People from around Hazleton who hadn't been approached came in and deposited their check in the Germania. Had to get special dispensation from the Bank of the Metropolis for the las $400 needed. Fall River contract differs materially, first three payments have been made. If we get all our payments we can meet our obligations through February. "It will be a very frigid day when he leaves me in the same box as he did last Saturday, as I shall take care I have plenty of checks so long as there is money in the bank to sustain them." Won't order on behalf of W'msport until they have made the first payment in full, are checking the stockholders in Bradstreets. Machine works--tough to get Soldan moving but he made a good shipment Monday last. Lists progress. Tells of some of the correspondance, like about the belts in Lawrence, notes insolence and mild reply, will show to TAE. Kruesi is hard up and Illuminated is not paying the $3k it owes him. Perry says unable to do anything about Batchelor's stock yet. On Oilmore: "It is now only aobut ten o'clock, and notwithstanding the fact that he has had a regual "picnic" since you left, he is growling like a bear."





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