[D8820AAE], Letter from Samuel Insull to Alfred Ord Tate, June 6th, 1888


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[D8820AAE], Letter from Samuel Insull to Alfred Ord Tate, June 6th, 1888

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"I beg to draw your attention to a matter which I have spoken to you about a number of times, viz: the remuneration which I was to receive from the Edison Electric Co., of Europe, Ltd., of which I believe, you are now Secretary and Treasurer. ### For several years I acted as Secretary of the Company, and when I was in Europe some four or five years ago, I paid several visits to Paris to see Mr. Rau, also a visit to Nice to see Mr. Porjes, on the business of the European Co., at the request of Mr. Edison at my own expense and I have at various times, paid expenses of the Company out of my pocket owing to the fact that they were without funds. When the settlement of the affairs of the European Co., was taken in hand, I spoke to Mr. Edison with relation to these various matters, and he told me I should have $1200.00 in settlement of my services, and such expenses I had been put to. Owing to my sudden going to Schenectady to take charge of the Machine Works, I did not have the opportunity to look after this claim myself, and somewho got the impressio that you were attending to it. I believe that everybody who had claims against the European Co., has been settled with, and I think it nothing but right that my claim should be dealt with," Yours truly, Saml Insull [Postscript: "Please reply to Schenectady"] [Marginalia: "Ans 8/6/88"]





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