[D8704ABY], Letter from William Lloyd Garrison, Jr. to Thomas Alva Edison, August 19th, 1887

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Title

[D8704ABY], Letter from William Lloyd Garrison, Jr. to Thomas Alva Edison, August 19th, 1887

Editor's Notes

Pardon the delay in replying to yours of the 13th; have been unwell and came to Cape Cod to rest.###Read your plans for electrical works at Orange with great interest [see D8704ABW]; would be proud to be of service; the amount of capital asked for may be too modest; think it would be wiser to start with enough so dividends and not assessments may follow; money markets are currently cautious, which may make it difficult to raise capital; my own capital--$13,000--is tied up in Brockton Co., which hasn't been remunerative for four years, though the new organization is promising; if I can get the stock above par, could sell and have money to invest in your new enterprise; cannot induce my connections to invest until I do; I have become more circumspect in investing in new enterprises but still believe in you, though "I have had reason to question the quality of the consciences of some of your lieutenants"; want more time to consider and to talk with you about it; write me at Boston to which I return Wednesday [?]

Date

1887-08-19

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Folder/Volume ID

D8704-F

Microfilm ID

119:177

Document ID

D8704ABY

Publisher

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