Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Alexander Graham Bell to Mabel Hubbard Bell, December 15, 1902
I will try to get my thoughts into shape by dictating a few words to Mr. Zable which you may take into consideration before we meet on Saturday. I have telegraphed you to ask you to mail your manuscript concerning Beinn Bhreagh affairs to me here at once so that I may have time to study it before you arrive.
We have certain property in Cape Breton Island which by reason of prolonged absences in the United States we are unable to manage personally. It is therefore necessary to appoint some one to act for us and represent us.
To our manager we delegate all the authority we ourselves possess over our Cape Breton property. Our manager's orders must therefore be supreme on Beinn Bhreagh unless disapproved by us. Our approval — expressed or implied — is necessary for we are responsible for his acts. Our approval shall be implied unless we especially disapprove.
It shall be the manager's duty to look after the grounds and buildings, carriages, wagons, boats, implements, crops, live-stock, and all other property intrusted to his care; and employ and discharge such help as in his judgment and discretion may be needed for the proper care for our property, but all employees shall be engaged or discharged in our name. They are our employees and the manager simply