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Nov. 19/96

Mr. W. M. Wilson,
1411-1413 Fisher Building
Chicago, Ill.

My dear Wilson:

Referring again to the material for one of the proposed steel cars, is there not time to get this to us immediately? During the next two weeks we will be in the finest possible shape for building this car because of the fact that we can give to it the undivided attention of our very finest skilled mechanics, the importance of which, so far as the best interests of the car are concerned, you can readily understand. We are now making our wheels patterns, and as soon as you let us know when we can get the pressed steel parts, we will purchase or make the axles. In the mean time, we would like the French people to take at time directly the best form of springs, so that the car can be erected and sent to New York for examination of the committee at an early day. If all this work is left until the business revival comes and our heads of department are engaging in their duties, I am perfectly sure the results aimed for will not be so quickly or as thoroughly attained. 

As to the price of the car, I cannot give you anything definite on that until you decide more accurately what price per pound the various proposed goods are to cost.

Yours very truly,
Charles L. Freer 

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