[LB020142C], Letter from Samuel Insull to Ohio Edison Electric Installation Co, Archibald B Stuart, March 2nd, 1885


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[LB020142C], Letter from Samuel Insull to Ohio Edison Electric Installation Co, Archibald B Stuart, March 2nd, 1885

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Having written you so frequently in relation to accounts we refrain from replying to yours of the 13^th . ulto., expecting to hear from you as to the balance still due us. You state in your letter that you will look into the matter and report, but that your understanding was and is that you do not love anything at all. We will remind you that when you were in New York we drew your attention to some errors in your accounts, about which we had written you sending full detailed statements in relation to the matter. In reply you stated that when the letters were received your bookkeeper was away, and that you pigeon holed the correspondence awaiting his return. It is relation to this balance that we referred. We cannot understand why you should state that you are surprised at our asking you to assume the $1,134 owed us by the Piqua Co.. You explained to us that you had taken over certain of the Piqua accounts, and that they do not owe us anything, and that we must look to you for our money. The understanding of the Piqua Co. is exactly in accordance with our original understanding as to the Piqua accounts, namely, that it was your intention to settle all accounts of the local companies in Ohio, outside of Tiffin. This understanding was subsequently modified by your explaining to us that you only undertook to assume a portion of the liabilities of the Piqua Co. We are in the position of having the Piqua Co. refuse to acknowledge their liability to us, and assert that if there is any liability it is yours, and you state that you have settled with us, so far as the Piqua Co. is concerned. Now, as we stated in our last letter to you of the 10^th . February, we do not desire to press for payment at this moment. All that we want is that somebody should acknowledge the bills for goods shipped to Piqua. You are, as we understand, the largest parties in interest in the Piqua Co., and we wrote you in relation to the matter, thinking you would help us to get some satisfaction. In fact, if we remember rightly, at the time that you were making a settlement of your accounts with us you stated that you would only be too glad to assist us towards getting a proper and just settlement of our affairs with the Piqua Co.”




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