[D8736AAD], Letter from Samuel Insull to Alfred Ord Tate, February 10th, 1887

Item

Abstract

"I have your telegram of this date, and I must confess that I do not know what to do. I told you when I handed you the notes to telephone to Mr. Upton from Mr. Edison's house, so as to be sure of catching him. How you could have failed to do this, I cannot understand. I have just wired you to put the notes in for discount without Mr. Upton's signature. You know how close I am running on financial matters, and whenever I ask you to do anything you should be careful to follow my instructions most absolutely, otherwise I shall be worried all the time lest I may get into a hole owing to my requests not being complied with. At the moment I have not sufficient funds to meet my payroll on Saturday, and even if I managed to get enough money for this purpose, I shall have no money in my bank accounts on which to discount next week. As a last resort I shall have to draw on Mr. Edison's account to meet my payroll. ## Please hand the enclosed letter to Messrs. Drexel, Morgan & Co. (Mr. Coster, if he is still in town) and get a check book on D. M. & Co. and mail same to me immediately you get this. Do not fail to keep me posted very promptly as to any sales that D., M. & Co. may make on the Illuminating stock. Unless the Bank accepts the two notes without further endorsement (they certainly ought to inasmuch as one has Mr. Edison's name on it) I do not know what I shall do. ## I turn these various matters over to you thinking that you will appreciate better than any one else my position, and, consequently, never fail to carry out my instructions."

Recipient

Date

1887-02-10

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8736AAD

Folder Set

D8736

Title

[D8736AAD], Letter from Samuel Insull to Alfred Ord Tate, February 10th, 1887

Microfilm ID

119:1012

Publisher

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