Letter from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to Mr. Thomas Lee, March 8, 1916


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Letter from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to Mr. Thomas Lee, March 8, 1916


Letter from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to Mr. Thomas Lee, March 8, 1916


Typed letter sent from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to Tommy Lee. Explains situation with Mrs. Daab and board bill. Asks Lee again to respond promptly. States Daab rendered a bill for October 12 to December 11. States records show payments for first 2 weeks, but payments were made to Mrs. Shea for remainder.


My dear Tommy:

Since my letter to you, written several days ago, I have received a further communication from Mrs. Saab in which she insists that her bill be paid, and threatens to carry the matter up to Mr. Stokes, Secretary of the University. I have replied that I am doing everything that I can to secure from you information which will straighten out the tangle, but that I am not willing to pay a bill which seemingly has already been paid to another person until I know what is wrong. You have ignored my earlier letter, and I must ask you to reply promptly and clearly to this one. The situation is certainly unusual, and it ought to be straightened out at once.

Mrs. Daab claims that you boarded with her during the fall term last year, and she has rendered me a bill for board from October 28th to December 11th. She tells me that she has absolute proof that you were with her during that period and can refer me to reliable references to prove her contention. The records show that I paid her a bill covering the first week or two of that period, after said bill had been O.K.'d by you, but that for the balance of the term bills were paid regularly to Mrs. Shea for board. Please make clear to me how I am to account for this complication and discrepancy. I shall await your reply with deep interest.

Faithfully yours,


Dr. Alfred E. Stearns


Phillips Academy


Dr. Alfred E. Stearns


Phillips Academy