[D8828AAW], Letter from Singlehurst Brocklehurst & Co to Shipton Green, March 10th, 1888


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[D8828AAW], Letter from Singlehurst Brocklehurst & Co to Shipton Green, March 10th, 1888

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"There was in our opinion no misunderstanding about his having given us a trial order for 10,000 feet Assahi sticks. Mr. Geo. Brocklehurst, Jr., who had got to know Mr. Hannington at Manaos, took the order, and neither he nor we had any doubt about the bona fides of the same, but in the hurry with which Mr. Hannington left he had overlooked to give us his order in writing. If on receipt of our telegram you had informed us at once that there was something wrong with the order, we might have stopped the execution, but bearing only in mind the instructions of Mr. Hannington to get the trial shipment off with as little delay as possible, we did not hesitate to proceed with it. We cannot but think that Mr. Hannington has only informed his Company of what arrangment he had made with us, and hope that the matter will be put right by them. He passed through Para in the "Advance," on his way to the River Plate, and gave us a call, and through he wanted to make out that order was not positively given, he admitted that the goods would in all probability be accepted by the Company. ### We enclose letter containing bill of lading, invoice and Consular Invoice and request you to do all in your power to settle this unpleasant affair for us, collecting our enclosed draft on the Edison Electric Lighting Co. for $1098.00 to our credit. ### It is a great pity that the unintelligible word in our message of the 26 January was not repeated as it would have saved all this trouble. ### You debit us with $25.30 cost of telegram, but Mr. Hannington assures us to have paid you the message, and in fact produced a receipt to this effect. Please look into this." Yours faithfully, Singlehurst, Brocklehurst & Co. [Marginalia: "File fibre"]







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