[LM022285], Letter from Charles Patterson Bruch to Ezra Torrance Gilliland, December 29th, 1888


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[LM022285], Letter from Charles Patterson Bruch to Ezra Torrance Gilliland, December 29th, 1888

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"In response to your yesterday telegram, Mess Wyman will start for Adrian by N.Y. Central via Detroit this evening. We found that owing to the cave-in at West Point and the ice in the river their tranis are running around to Newburgh on the Erie—the six oclock train having been taken off—and there being no through sleepers on the eight o’clock train. ### I thought Mess. Wyman would be more likely to avoid delay and trouble on the Central route. ### When Mr. Ward left for Detroit he left instructions that $5000.00 should be remitted to Zurich yesterday and $14000.00 today and expected to meet you in Detroit and make arrangements with his father on the banks for the money to meet the latter amount. ### By discounting the $5000.00 note at the Pacific [unclear] yesterday payment but this morning our balance is only $45000.00 and at this time, one o’clock—I have heard nothing from Mr. Ward although I telegraphed him this morning. As your $5000.00 wouldn’t do any good I have held on to it. If Mr. Ward had sent me any word I might have used it borrowed the balance from [unclear] and cabled the amount. But I don’t want to do that, for Mr. W. may have cabled the money directly or made some other provisions. But I am at a loss to understand why he has not communicated with us. ### It is unfortunate that these bills payable cannot be provided for until the last minute. There are a number of them coming due next month amounting to about $35,000.00. The aggregate of bills payable not outstanding, as nearly as I can get at it, amounts to $42,000.00—[unclear] of work that Mr. Ward may [unclear] Detroit [unclear]. ### To meet these bills current expenses and other demands, there is coming in, as far as I know, only the balance of you and Tomlinson’s stock subscriptions and about $11000.00 balance on a/c of sales to date. The rest must be met by new loans. ### Mr. Ward has no doubt informed you fully in the matter. ### I infer from your having sent for Mess. Wyman that you are going to remain away longer than you had expected, and therefore have forwarded what mail there is here. ### With best wishes for a Happy New Year-for yourself and the others at Adrian. I am" Very truly yours, Chas. P. Bruch




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