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Period in-between, the statements already given seemed so indefinite that Mr. Raskob and that i have been loath to think the money owed in anyway exact. even though, the location appeared severe sufficient to warrant edness; ness of others on speculating on a plan for reduction. We determined that, so as to sidestep a to take over Mr. Duwhich will be provided as collateral to the holder of duties, and that the du Pont pursuits may make investments $7,000,000. , or perhaps $10,000,000. in securities of the corporate to be able to provide money to liquidate urgent debts and make problem, it should be attainable to prepare a rant's holdings, issuing $20,000,000. corporation of notes, funds, partly, of others. On Thursday, November 18th, the dealer money owed began to come in, 36 MY YEARS WITH common automobiles and it required all of that day to get the assertion match that was once agreed upon by means of Mr. Durant as right. The assertion, besides the fact that, used to be no longer able to exact checking, excepting from the dealer money owed offered. there has been not anything to teach that those lined the entire dealer acand there has been not anything very yes in regard to financial institution loans, nor which Mr. Durant was once concerned as lender of collateral. even if, a precis sheet used to be made up from the knowledge and given to the typist for copying past due Thursday afternoon. approximately that point Mr. Durant known as Mr. Raskob and me to his workplace, declaring that the various Morgan companions have been to name upon him presently and requested us to be current on the assembly. We advised him that his place differed so solely from that represented to us and to Morgan & Co. that it was once very unlikely for us to take a seat in a gathering with him and the Morgan companions, until he agreed to make an entire assertion to them. He didn't comply with this aspect and we left the room. approximately 6:30 p. m. we began to go away for the resort and met Messrs. Morrow, [Thomas] Cochran and [George] Whitney, who had met Mr. Durant, with a promise at the a part of Mr. Whitney to come at 9 o'clock that night. Mr. Morrow known as me apart and said that they desired to get in contact with me for a couple of minutes' interview. He and his affiliates and that i then repaired to Mr. Raskob's room and, after a couple of preliminaries, I requested no matter if Mr. Durant had made an entire assertion to them. To this Mr. Morrow answered "yes," and produced a duplicate of the typed precis which I had ready yet which I had no longer but myself obvious in comprehensive shape. Then ensued a dialogue of the entire topic, within which the Morgan companions defined their opinion of the intense seriousness of the placement and the panic that would consequence, within the occasion of Mr. Durant's failure, which would in all probability contain the failure of numerous agents and a few of the banks, really as there have been huge and severely susceptible money owed on the street. Mr. Morrow acknowledged that he may surrender an engagement and go back at 9 o'clock and that i agreed to wreck an engagement and do likewise. Our dialog occupied no longer even more than a part hour. I back to the resort and, including Mr. Raskob, went to the place of work on the appointed time, the place 3 Morgan companions had assembled.