[D8805AGJ], Letter from Charles J Hubbell to Alfred Ord Tate, September 7th, 1888


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[D8805AGJ], Letter from Charles J Hubbell to Alfred Ord Tate, September 7th, 1888

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"I have just received your note of yesterday date and hasten to reply to it. I did not draw upon you for $30 or for any amt. Briefly told the circumstance as these I was compelled for family purposed to borrow 30 from a [unclear] of Catskill [unclear] my salary + expenses for the evening work the willingly let me have the money and did not require a draft. But I gave him a draft upon myself and the reason I had it care of [unclear]40 Wall St. was because I could not remember Mr. Sidder's [?] initials to whose care I wanted it to come so I hurridely made if in [unclear]. My reason for addressing it 40 Wall St was because private letters of mine have been opened at 65 Fifth Ave. I gave the draft upon Thursday of last week but dated it ahead so as to be due not before Monday. I came to New York next day and owing to the [unclear] of Mr. Bergmann + endorsed check at 65 Fifth Ave. I received but part of my money I immediately telegraphed for Mr. Lampenan to please hold draft that I would send him part of the amount immediately and balance in few days. I also wrote him [unclear] and enclosed him $10. Not receiving any reply to my telegram I naturally supposed it was all right and that draft had been stopped so I did not got to 40 Wall St about it. The fact [unclear] I received of the matter was through Chinnock who before several people in the office briefly and in a loud tone of voice [unclear] me in relation of the matter. The draft was made upon myself and endorsed by myself and I took the liberty of using your name in [unclear] for the reason already given. I am extremely sorry that this has occurred and that so much a pleasant notorieity has been given if I certainly mean no harm and only used your name as a direction in a building when my name would not be known of course. I have intended to have been there seen Mr. [unclear] + arranged for it but for the above mentonied facts occurring. I have and have had for several [unclear] and [unclear] wife the care of whom has been a constant anxiety and expense but that of course has nothing to do with [unclear] as Mr. Chinnock says sentiment don’t come with [unclear]." Very respectfully, C.J. Hubbell





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