[D8714AAM], Letter from William Pitt Edison to Thomas Alva Edison, June 6th, 1887

Item

Abstract

[Letterhead: Pacific House] Don't pay Slattery "one dollar" until he fulfills his contract to provide 300 "Arbrabits [arborvitus?] or cedar as I call them 300 Hemlock and 12 baswood trees"; he was to replace all of these at his expence in return for $200; before the Hemlock were "fairly set" they began to die; Slattery came to look at them and "ordered 300 Arbrabites [?] to replace them"; he said they could be set any time in June; you ought to pay him half and the balance upon completion; I think if you pay him in full, "he will never reset a single tree or bush"; "I was told he had some trouble with Burke about the same thing"; before I left I told him he would get the check for the full amount once he set the last of the trees; I left a statement with Minnie; ordered 125 [arborvitus?] to "fill out in front of the cloths yard"; will not take them or have any further deal with the man so as to make him fulfill his agreement; don't pay him the $100. [Slattery is unindexed]

Date

1887-06-06

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8714AAM

Folder Set

D8714

Title

[D8714AAM], Letter from William Pitt Edison to Thomas Alva Edison, June 6th, 1887

Microfilm ID

119:557

Publisher

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