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


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

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"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."







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