[D8805ACH], Letter from N C Romera to Thomas Alva Edison, April 19th, 1888


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[D8805ACH], Letter from N C Romera to Thomas Alva Edison, April 19th, 1888

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"About the middle part of last March an American gentleman of the name of George W. Sherman-man called on me and offered his services of an engineer. I had already been acquainted with him in your respect to the house in the city of New York where he was employed, when I had the honour to pay you a visit. Besides Mr. Sherman [unclear] the responsibility of Mr. Sherman connection any relationship informing me that he was his near kinsman his uncle and accordingly charged him with the purchase of some machinary intended for the application of a new system of Distilling Works attached to the [unclear] under my direction in this country. I handed Mr. Sherman a letter of credit on New York for the sum of ($11000) eleven thousand dollars, American currency, and this gentleman left Mexico for San Francisco, Cal. On the 22nd of March whence he telegraphed to me his safe arrival. But since then I have received no further news about him and inquired having been made by some friends of mine in San Francisco as to his whereabouts to have [unclear] of no avail.### Although I have not the least ground for suspicion about Mr. George Sherman's have most dealing his health being rather impaired when he left this city I fear that some accident may have happened to him and therefore I take the liberty to implore upon your kindness and to trouble your attention………… ## TAE marginalia: "Tate- Write + say that we always believed Sherman was honest but very erratic + impracticable in business but a fair engineer. He exaggerated also- He was in the Hospital twice while here--I don't think he's a relative of Gen. Sherman + his stating it makes me suspicous. He has however made claimed relationship with prominent persons in Agriculture repeat which I know was useless still he did not do any dishonest act although he had a good chance to do so I will have a [unclear] go around to all the places in N. York where the [unclear] likely go + try + learn his whereabouts please answer what step shall be taken of any if found-I can have the life scared out of him + probably get the many back if you desire."] TAE mMarginalia: "Tate-Start Russel on him-He will be sure to visit his old Haunts]






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