[D0327AAP], Letter from Pinkerton's National Detective Agency to Thomas Alva Edison, October 23rd, 1903


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[D0327AAP], Letter from Pinkerton's National Detective Agency to Thomas Alva Edison, October 23rd, 1903





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


Thos A. Edison, Esq.,
Edison Laboratory,
West Orange, N.J.
Dear Sir:-
W. Orange, N.J. Wednesday, Oct. 21st, 1903
At 6:45 a.m. I arrived at the Edison works and did duty at the side gate on Lakeside Ave. Upon arrival at my post I noticed four delegates standing in front of the saloon opposite the works. They did not come down and stand in front of the gate, the same as usual, at any time during the day. There are only six delegates in all and they take turs during the day in standing on the corner of Valley Road and Lakeside Ave. There are one or two there all the time during the day.
I saw Mr. Weber this morning, who said he did not care how many men they stopped, as he has all the men he requires, but all he cared about was not to have them bother the men who are working for him.
The toolmaker, whom they stopped last night, where they could talk that they wanted to have him meet them some place, where they could talk this matter over. He asked me what I thought about it and said that there was not place he wanted to meet them and that he knew of. I asked him if he was married and he said yes. I said, "Tell them that you will meet one or two at your house." Then he wanted to know if I would go up to his house if they would go there and I replied in the affirmative. I spoke to Mr. Weber about it and he thought it a good idea, as he would like to know what they had to say. One of the delegates stopped him (the toolmaker) tonight and said two would be up to his house Friday night. When I see him in the morning I will tell him I will be up to his house when the delegates go to supper, so as to be there before them and be in the next room to the one they will occupy.
Yours truly,
Pinkerton's National Detective Agency,
by Robt A. Pinkerton
New York, 10/23/1903
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