[LB011496], Letter from Samuel Insull to Charles Batchelor, March 25th, 1882


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[LB011496], Letter from Samuel Insull to Charles Batchelor, March 25th, 1882

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I beg to confirm cable as follows. To you March 23, 82. Private cable exact condition Baileys health liklihood his attending business hear nothing from him is he permanently disabled have never received signed contracts.##Mr. Barker & Major Eaton were closeted with moses the other day all the afternoon upon European Light business. moses as you know does not love Bailey, Eaton fairly leans in the same direction & Barker follows suit. I was out during the greater part of the interview but when I got back to the office I judged from their remarks that they had been talking about Puskas & Baileys relations with the business of the Companies in Paris. Bailey, according to moses is too sick to attend to business, Puskas according to all three of them dont do so & therefore they draw the conclusion that they (P & B) are giving no attention to the European Coy's business a belief which is considerably strengthened by the fact that nobody has received any information at all (except your short letters to Edison) as to progress in Paris.##They then insisted that some definite information should be obtained as to Baileys health. I at once offered to cable you, one of the trio objected & said you might give too hopeful a view out of friendship for Bailey. However, I told them that Mr Edison, if he were here would not think of cabling to anyone except yourself & that if they wanted me to cable in Edisons name I should insist on cabling you. Hence the dispatch of above cable to which up to this writing I have no reply





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