[D8719ABE], Letter from Samuel Insull to Alfred Ord Tate, September 2nd, 1887


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[D8719ABE], Letter from Samuel Insull to Alfred Ord Tate, September 2nd, 1887

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"I have just received a telegram from randolph advising me that you paid our from Mr. edison's account something over $300. this morning. You seem to forget that Mr. Edison has got to met a not of some $1,600. to-morrow monring. I must ask you to leave Mr. Edison's accounts alone, so far as drawring out money, unless you are prepared to take hold of providing him with funds to meet his liabilities. It is the narrowest escape that this note does not fo to protest to-morrow. The last time I had a not due I had considerable trouble to raise the money to meet it. I had reckoned on the Western Union money as going partly towards meeting the one in question. Don't you realize that the first thing in business should be to meet a man's notes and let everything else wait." Marginalia in Insull's hand: "I have been obliged to draw our bank a/cs down dry to meet Mr. Edison's note"





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