[LB021035H], Letter from Samuel Insull to Alfred Ord Tate, October 5th, 1885


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[LB021035H], Letter from Samuel Insull to Alfred Ord Tate, October 5th, 1885

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I enclose you herewith the two invoices asked for in yours of the 28th which Mr. Edison has signed as correct, but he thinks the prices are entirely too high and that to put these invoices in now would prejudice us in the future when we come to import other stuff. Before you do anything with these invoices, you had better look the matter carefully over and write me again, that is providing the delay does not interfere with your affairs at all, though I presume it will not as you must have all material out. I enclose you herewith check for $200 and would suggest that you pay Mr. Dwight back immediately. It would be much better not to borrow money from him if you can help it as a telegram from you to me will always ensure you the amount wanted. If Dwight lets you have money, he reports it to Mr. Wiman and it might look as if we did not take proper care of you. From your letter, I imagined that you did not want the money till this week. ##Please let me have a full{corrected by hand} accounting as early as possible. From my books, I gather that you are charged with $400 made up as per enclosed statement. I like, as you know, to keep these things in proper shape and therefore would be glad to receive an account of your expenses so that I shall be posted as to what is standing to your debit or credit. ##P.S. Mr. Insull was called away on important business before I had this letter ready for his signature. I need hardly say that I wish you every success in your new undertaking.





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