[D8736ACN], Letter from Samuel Insull to Alfred Ord Tate, June 22nd, 1887


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[D8736ACN], Letter from Samuel Insull to Alfred Ord Tate, June 22nd, 1887

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"your telegram of this date, elsewhere confirmed, rather surprises me. I don't understand why you canot obtain any satisfaction from Sprague. The last time I was there, which was yesterday week, he gave me $1500 and promised to let me have a further settlement for the months account, later. You may recollect what he had to say to us down in his office about the promptness with which he would pay his accounts provided we would render him monthly statements. The total statement for May amounted to $8802.31, on this he has only paid $1500 in cash, which he gave me yesterday week, (as I informed you,) the previous week he gave you $5000 in notes, leaving a balance still against him of $2302,31. The total account was due on the 12th. inst., so that we are not unreasonable in asking him to settle the balance now. I am short of money this week and want this money. I may have to come to New York to-morrow night anyway, but I am absolutely sure that I shall have to come unless you wire me that you have got a Cheque from Sprague sometime before business closes to-morrow. You must get Batchelor's endorsement on it and deposit it at the Germania Bank. Please wire me as soon as possible what you have done."







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