[D8719ABD], Letter from Samuel Insull to Alfred Ord Tate, September 1st, 1887


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[D8719ABD], Letter from Samuel Insull to Alfred Ord Tate, September 1st, 1887

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I have your favor of the 30th. Inst. And if I am not mistaken, your letter is the first intimation I have received of the exact amount which is to be paid to Mr. holly. I am under the impression that I either wrote or asked you if Mr. Holly could not be made to make a draft or short note. I don't think that we should be in any particular hurry to pay a man who fails so signally in doing the square thing by Mr. Edison. ## In regard to office rent, I gave Randolph a Cheque for it last Saturday. I understand that Mr. Tomlinson informed the Manhattan bank people, that the reason the rent was not paid, was that Mr. Edison had not sent a Cheque for his share. Before making any complaint about the matter, I propose to ask Mr. Tomlinson if he made sucha statement; if so, I shall certainly not hesitate to inform Mr. Edison. I remember about a year ago, I paid not only our share of the rent, but also Mr. Tomlinson's. ## I saw Mr Edison last Sunday week and had a considerable talk with him about his finances. He of course wants a great deal more money than he at first anticipated, but this is simply a repitiion of what has occurred so frequently before. The trouble is , that Mr. Edison does not seem to have anyone with him who urges him to curtail his expenses on his new laboratory. Exactly how I am going to carry out his wishes and give him what he requires, I don't know. Heretofore, when I have had to provide money, I have always had something to say about how much should be spent. My position now is somewhat different and I propose to wait and see how the experiment turns out. The insurance notice which you enclose, was left by me in the offices by mistake; it is a matter which I have attended to."





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