[LB018356], Letter from Samuel Insull to Francis Robbins Upton, September 13th, 1884


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[LB018356], Letter from Samuel Insull to Francis Robbins Upton, September 13th, 1884

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Mr. Edison informs me that you feel somewhat aggrieved at the method of presenting Mr. Tomlinson's bill against the lamp Co. Mr. Edison knew nothing whatever about the matter, and if [there] is any impropriety in the manner in which thebill was presented to you, the same should be charged against me personally, not just against Mr. Edison.##I thought you were aware that Mr. Edison had an arrangement by which he paid Mr. Tomlinson a certain amount monthly for his services, and when Mr Tomlinson's time is occupied in Lamp Co's. affairs, he simply charges that time against the Lamp Factory and renders us an account for his services, of course receipting same, as he has already been paid by Mr. Edison.##I may mention that at the time Mr. Tomlinson was making out his bill against you, he asked me if I wanted it made out on an ordinary basis of legal charges for such work or whether he should give your Company the advantage of his arrangement with Mr. Edison, and [you do] your your work cheaper than it would ordinarily be done. I instructed him to pursue the latter course. Probably if it had not been for the [matter] remittance of the Lamp Co. and your [---] with Mr. Edison. I should have declared the bill without having Mr. Tomlinson receipt [a----]. As it is, I will be careful in the future to follow [----- ---- ---ess] procedure in dealing with such matters, as I can [--- --- ---] you I had no intention of having it apper that Mr. Edison was [u----ing] you.






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