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Let's Get Down To Numbers

There was some confusion as to the number of tins of chocolate Rowntree should produce for the celebrations. It seems that when Mr Stabler visited the Mr Abrahams he had gone away with a verbal agreement to produce 5,000 tins of chocolate, however when Mr Abrahams wrote to them he had put down 4,500 tins to be supplied. Rowntree immediately sent a telegram asking for confirmation for the number to be produced.

Mr Abrahams wrote back confirming it was 5,000.

Rowntree also wrote on the same day, after having received his telegram, informing him that they would be going ahead with the order to produce 5,000 tins of chocolate for the school children of Stretford.

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Post Office Telegraph asking to confirm number of tins

Post Office Telegraph asking to confirm number of tins
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Letter confirming correct number of tins to be supplied

Letter confirming correct number of tins to be supplied
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Acknowledgement from Rowntree

Acknowledgement from Rowntree
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