[D8835ADH], Letter from Samuel Insull to Alfred Ord Tate, June 27th, 1888


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[D8835ADH], Letter from Samuel Insull to Alfred Ord Tate, June 27th, 1888

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"I have your favor of June 26th, enclosing copy of letter from Messrs. Porter, Lowrey, Soren & Stone, addressed to Mr. Edison. The letter I presume is a grand bluff. I have been away from home practically all the time since the 13th inst., and have therefore been unable to settle this matter until this time. ### I now enclose you herewith Two (2) Notes, payable to Mr. Edison, aggregating $6,231.88. The Notes are dated the 15th of June, and represent $5,824.20 Principal, and $407.68 interest, reckoning the latter from the 15th of October 1887, to the maturity of the Notes. ### I do not see very well how Messrs. Porter, Lowrey, Soren & Stone can object to take these Notes. They are dated at the time when the arrangement was made by you with Mr. Stone. I fail to see how Messrs. Porter, Lowrey, Soren $ Stone can state that Mr. Edison has received the money. The money was received by Messrs Drexel, 'organ & Company, and without asking Mr. Edison they applied it on his loan account." ### I think if you will go into New York with these Notes that will have no trouble in getting them to take them, more especially if you tell them this is the best Mr. Edison can do. ### Of course you will have to get these Notes endorsed over to Messrs. Porter, Lowrey, Soren & Stone by Mr. Edison." Yours very truly, Sam Insull [Marginalia: "Ans June 28/88]







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