[LB049078], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Edison General Electric Co, Samuel Insull, April 21st, 1891


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[LB049078], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Edison General Electric Co, Samuel Insull, April 21st, 1891




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


April 21, 1891.
Samuel Insull, Esq.,
2nd Vice-Pres’t.,
Edison General Electric Company,
New York City.
Dear Sir:-
I enclose herewith a memorandum in regard to the cost of experiments for the Edison General Electric Company, which I wish you would be kind enough to approve, so that our authority for billing may be complete. This basis was agreed to at an interview between Mr. Edison, Major Eaton and yourself, held at your house about two months ago. The proposition that cost you should include the items entered on the attached sheet emanated from you, and therefore has now, practically, your approval.
I desired to add to the allowance made by you, certain charges for depreciation, but these you declined to admit. I therefore turn to your own proposition and will be glad to receive this authority at an early date.
I do not know any better way of recording our understanding- and I will take it for granted that you agree with me it should be recorded in order to save trouble in the future.
In a great many instances, owing to a want of proper preliminary understanding, we have suffered serious delay in obtaining settlement of experiment accounts. We want to avoid this in the cases of the Edison General and the North American Companies. When the time comes we will obtain a similar acknowledgment from the latter Company.
Yours very truly,
(Signed A.O. Tate)
Private Secretary.
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