[LM022209], Letter from Charles Patterson Bruch to Ezra Torrance Gilliland, October 29th, 1888


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[LM022209], Letter from Charles Patterson Bruch to Ezra Torrance Gilliland, October 29th, 1888

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"Your letter of the 19th reaches me this morning. I wrote you fully by Wednesday’s steamer concerning our moving and other matters. Nothing was said about work. ON the contrary, Mr. Hutchinson’s proposed to pray us for the [unclear]. I have an idea that they don’t belong to you, but I merely told him better wait until you come home. Both Mr. Hutchinson and Mr. Insull expressed regret that it was necessary to ask me to vacate. If I could have found a suitable office in the Telephone Building. I would have gone in there. I thought of the Watch Company office but wasn’t then informed that you were going into that business certainly. I will attend to the [unclear] of Lippincott’s note. I do not remember exactly but I think there is no Bank mentioned. He will wish $50,000.00 worth of the collateral surrendered with the note, and I can probably arrange it best by calling on him. I shall remain in town until you have [unclear]. I [unclear] ten take a short [unclear] about vacation I supposed ever were going to sail on the 20th. ### Drexel Morgan wrote the Paris house to issue letter of credit to you. They said that is customary—obviates risk of loss of letter of credit in the mails. You will obtain it by applying to Drexel Harjes. ### I suppose you received my letter written a month or two since—concerning conversations with Mr. Smith. ### I am glad that you find the Watch Company in such good shape and have no doubt, if you give your personal attention to its management that it can be made very profitable indeed. They have spent large amounts within the past few years, I believe, and it is nearly time for some return to come in. ### The sooner you become Treasurer and a Director the better Mr. [unclear] I think is of very little risk to the company under the existing arrangement. ### Did you receive the letters sent to the Bretagne? The came in here past evening. Nothing new to relate. ### Election excitement is running high and it sums to me that the Republican ticket has a pretty fair chance of winning. Sorry you are going to lose you vote. ### A letter comes from Hobble in Florida—telling about cutting grass and getting in coal, and enclosing bills for sundry disbursements. The yacht went afloat in a big storm, he says, and will not have to be launched. She wasn’t damaged. If you carry out your intention to sail one the 10th. I shall probably not with after this. Best wishes for a safe and pleasant homeward trip. Yours truly, Bruch.




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