[D8749AAH], Letter from John Canfield Tomlinson to Thomas Alva Edison, June 28th, 1887


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[D8749AAH], Letter from John Canfield Tomlinson to Thomas Alva Edison, June 28th, 1887

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"I started in to cross examine yesterday in the fibrous-carbon suit. I remembered your saying that Cheever knew all about the original application. I asked Mann what Cheever had to do with it, and he said he 'Thought he had something to do with it, but of course could not remember just what'. I called on Cheever at 5 o'clock, and he told me the whole story. I remained at his office until late making notes and extracts from his papers; went there early this morning and worked until 1 o'clock when I had to cross examine Mann again. In the meantime Cheever and told the Sawyer-Mann people in order that he, Cheever, might not get in trouble, of what I was doing. Mann is very much broken up, so is Broadnax & Bull. I have got at the bottom of the conspiracy and know the entire truth. There will be some very interesting developments. I will see you about this personality, just as soon as as I can get time. ## I do not profess to be fond of work, but for the last two months in the language of Mr. Evarts 'my labors have been arduous and protracted'. I feel rather jubilant this afternoon at the result of my work, and I believe we are going to win all along the line."




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