[D8634H], Letter from Rapid Service Store Railway Co to Samuel Insull, February 16th, 1886


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[D8634H], Letter from Rapid Service Store Railway Co to Samuel Insull, February 16th, 1886

Editor's Notes

In reply to yours of 8th instant, re: contract, our point was that since we gave you absolute control of such an important part of our territory, we want a guarantee of a minimum amount of business for an extended period of time; that was 1000 lines for the first year, with the understanding that this most likely will be exceeded; the numbers for the second and third year reflect new business that would be satisfactory to us; we think no matter how successful the first year, new business in succeeding years should reach the agreed upon figures; nevertheless, we agree to change the wording of the contract to suit you, though we think you've taken our effort to protect our interests the wrong way and we are sorry to see in your letter a spirit of distrust. [Much more on adjusting the wording of the contract].###While preparing this repy we received a telegram threatening cessation of all work on your part if our verbal understanding was not ratified by signed contract; we hope the foregoing will be satisfactory, but will not be intimidated by threats since we can take our business elsewhere at greater advantage.





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