[D8805AEX], Letter from Charles J Hubbell to Thomas Alva Edison, July 25th, 1888



"For the liberty I take in addressing you I take the following necessarily brief lines will please be excused. You were kind enough to loan me $100 the other day to keep me out of a difficulty and I can [apease?] you I fully appreciate it that it were not quite enough to tide you over. I need 50 dollars now. I cannot in the limits of this note explain everything. Suffice it to say I have very great expense the pack winter owing to my wife's serious illness, and I do not want to ask Mr. Chinnock for any favors. I feel confident before my first month has expired I shall have secured some orders and [unclear] I have sued the Sawyer Main Co. for $702 coming from [unclear] which I expect they will compromise before the matter comes off in September. I shall repay you the $150 if you loan me the $50 asked for within the next 60 days. If you know how much I am need of this for my family's use I am sure you would not deem me presumptious for this asking you for it for a short time. I will work earnestly in the interest of the Co. for your sake + my own to show you I appreciate your kindness. Please reply to this at the Arro Hotel 28th St. + Broadway and oblige." [TAE Marginalia: "Tate send the fifty. E"]








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[D8805AEX], Letter from Charles J Hubbell to Thomas Alva Edison, July 25th, 1888

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