[LB055221], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Carrie Buchanan Harrington, January 22nd, 1892


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[LB055221], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Carrie Buchanan Harrington, January 22nd, 1892




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


January 22, 1892.
Mrs. C. B. Harrington
No. 1230 Seventh Street,
Port Huron, Michigan.
Dear Madame,-
I take much pleasure in enclosing herewith Mr. Edison’s check, to your order, for fifty dollars ($50.00), the amount of his subscription to the Building Fund of the Universalist Church of your city. Kindly acknowledge receipt of same.
Mr. Edison was duly notified by the Bank of the draft which is referred to in your letter of 11th instant, received to-day, but as no one here knew anything about the draft, and the Bank officials could not give us any information on the subject – as to those whose account it was for etc. – it was permitted to be returned unpaid. It was a very unbusiness-like proceeding on the part of the Trustees to make a draft upon Mr. Edison without notifying him in advance of their action. Instead of drawing a draft had they written to Mr. Edison, requesting him to remit the amount of his subscription, a check would have been forwarded to them promptly.
Regretting the mistake which has been made in the matter
I am, yours very respectfully,
A. O. Tate
Private Secretary,
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