[D8719ABQ], Letter from Samuel Insull to John F Randolph, November 14th, 1887

Item

Abstract

"I enclose you herewith, statement received from Gesswein. I have looked carefully over the statement of liabilities dated Nov.9th. The best thing you can do immediately after note is discounted is to pay off the accounts on the Florida books. Then pay off all the very small accounts on Mr. Edison's books. $2500 will make quite a difference to your statement. ## I hope you will soon be able to get out of a temperature as cold as Greenland. I sympathize with you in your troubles. ## The information you have sent me is just the character of information I want. I think you had always better put on the accounts which you say there is no immediate hurry about paying, such as Bergmann & Co., Lamp Co., Batchelor and Porter, Lowrey, Soren & Stone. I like to see each time, exactly how Mr. Edison stands. He seems to be in pretty good condition financially, although I suppose his balance of $20,000.00 will disappear very quickly."

Recipient

Date

1887-11-14

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8719ABQ

Folder Set

D8719

Title

[D8719ABQ], Letter from Samuel Insull to John F Randolph, November 14th, 1887

Microfilm ID

119:713

Publisher

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