[D8719AAA1], Letter from Samuel Insull to John F Randolph, January 5th, 1887


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[D8719AAA1], Letter from Samuel Insull to John F Randolph, January 5th, 1887

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Samuel Insull writing to John F. Randolph: "I have just wired Mr. Tate to draw on Mr. edison for $150. at one day's sight. How is Mr. Tate's account?. The draft should be in to-morrow and will be due Monday. I shall be at the office Monday morning and can meet it. Please send at once to Messrs. Drexel, morgan & Co. immediately you get this, for a demand draft on Londaon, payable to Miss L. S. Insull, for [British pound symbol] 5_0_0. You have money in hand and you can charge it against me through your petty cash to this office. I have just wired you to issue orders for eight sets of Phonoplex apparatus. You know the details of these orders. Issues these orders immediatelly with instructions to have the material packed. I will give you the shipping directions Monday. Both Mr. Tate and myself will be in New York on Monday. Mr. Batchelor will be in town to-morrow. If you have not already sent the United Co's. note up here, get his endorsement on it as Vice President of the Machine Works, and then send it to the Germania bank to be discounted on account of the Machine Works. Advise me by wire as to what you do as to this. I enclose you herewith rems of notes with discount at seven per cent. I have drawn to-day check No. 3,009, to the order of The Edison Machine Works for $3,500., and check No. 3,010, to the order of The Edison Machine Works for $2,716.29 These balance out these notes. I have no more checks, please send me some. Can you possibly get for us a correct record of what has been shipped from Goerk Street within the last two weeks. I refer to goods shipped which we can bill, but not to goods shipped from here."





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Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University
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