[D8816AAA], Letter from John Edison (Cousin) to Thomas Alva Edison, January 26th, 1888


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[D8816AAA], Letter from John Edison (Cousin) to Thomas Alva Edison, January 26th, 1888

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[Includes TAE marginalia: $50 O.K.] Dear cousin, I feel as though there was no other source from which I can obtain help and god knows I feel ashamed to ask you for farther aid after you have been so generous as to send me 50.00 dollars. I want to go to Montesano, Washington to where I have a sister who wants me to come and live with her and thought the climate would improve my health. She went there one year ago and likes it very much and I think the change of climate would be beneficial. She is poor and therefore cannot aid me in buying my ticket which is 40.00 dollars emigrant rates. I don't know as I can stand it going as an emigrant but wish God's help I will try. My dear wife will stay here until she can earn enough to follow me out there. I am failing [---] fast my health is not as good as it were after months ago. I feel it will be a great relief when I [---] [---] my heavenly [---]. # Mr. Edison if you feel as though you could help me this time it would be most thoughtfully received words will not express. # We are living here in Clinton Falls Winn 40 miles from [---] Pond have been here 2 months taking care of a [---] house while they were a way. May God bless you and your dear family.




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