[D0111AAE], Letter from John A Thompson to Thomas Alva Edison, February 26th, 1901


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[D0111AAE], Letter from John A Thompson to Thomas Alva Edison, February 26th, 1901




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Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University


Feb. 26th, 1901
Mr. Thomas A. Edison,
Llewellyn Park, N.J.
My dear Sir:-
The letter written by Mr. Hickok of 35 Nassau St. to you in reference to a certain suit, brought by one, MacMahon, against your son, Thomas A. Edison Jr., and in turn sent by Mr. Randolph to your son, and he in turn to me, was received on Saturday.
I am largely interested in this Company and have put considerable money in same. I am secretary of the Company and somewhat familiar with this litigation, and beg leave to inform you that Mr. Hickok is away off on the state of affairs in writing you in the manner in which he did. There was a time when Thomas A. Edison, Jr. was in contempt of court, but such time has passed. I have advanced money necessary to have matters opened up and have them tried on their merits, which will be some time next month, so your son is in no danger of any proceedings of any kind or nature on this account being brought against him at the present time. In my opinion this Hicok letter is for the purpose of having you put up some money. I wish to inform you of the truthful state of affairs, and state that your son is entirely innocent of any wrong doing in any way whatever.
The Order of the Court was obtained originally on a misrepresentation by the plaintiff, but mainly upon lack of due attention by your son's attorney.
Would it be possible for me to see you and have an interview if I would come to your place of business. Pardon me for writing at this length, but I desire to correct a possible wrong impression that you might have in regard to your son.
Hoping to hear from you at your earliest convenience, believe me.
Very truly yours,
John A. Thompson
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