[D8830ACW], Minutes, Edison Electric Light Co, December 20th, 1888

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Abstract

"A speical meeting of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Edison Electric Light Company, was held pursuant to call at the offices of Mess. Drexel, Morgan & Co., on Thursday, Dec. 20th 1888, at 10:30 A.M. ### President, Mess. Johnson, Coster, Thomas, Smithers and Smith and the Secretary and Comptroller. ### The Secretary read the Minutes of the meeting of Dec. 13th, which, on motion of Mr. Coster, seconded by Mr. Smithers, were approved. ### On further motion of Mr. Coster, seconded by Mr. Smithers, the Officers of the Company were authorized to execute the regular term of Tripartite Agreement for the sale of a cash central station plant for Hailey, Idaho. ### The question of sending an Agent to Brazil was discussed. The Secretary stated that in further conversation with Mr. Robers of Mess. John Moore & Co., of Rio, it had been suggested that Mess. John Moore & Co., would guarantee our orders for a commission of 5%. ### On motion of Mr. Coster, it was ### Resolved, that the officers of the Company be and hereby are authorized to arrange to send an Agent to South America for a period of three months, the Company to pay his necessary and reasonable travelling expenses and to advance the sum of $400. per month to be deducted from commissions earned; with the understanding that all orders shall be paid for by cash or by 60 or 90 days drafts on england, with interest; all payments whether in cash or in exchange, to be made in Rio on delivery of Bill-of-Lading, this Conpany incurring no responsibility for the installation, the 10% of which we are to receive upon all non-patented goods sold, to be net to us, exclusive of all commission and interest. ### The attention of the Committee was called to the following Resolutions of the Patent Litigation Committee adopted at their meeting of the 14th inst.: ### "On motion of Mr. Wright, duly seconded, it was ### "Resolved, that the Executive Committee be recommended to require of Mr. Tomlinson the execution of papers substituting for his own the name of R.N. Dyer as solicitor of record in all the Patent Cases where Mr. tomlinson's name appears, and that the Committee cause Mr. Dyer to be notified of such substitution and that he serve proper notice thereof upon all opposing Counsel. ### "On motion of Mr. Wright, duly seconded, it was ### "Resolved, that the Executive Committee be recommended to obtain from Mr. Dyer a proper acknowledgement of his acceptance of the Office of solicitor of record in our Patent suits as a temporary appointment; that he will on request of the officers of the Company, execute proper papers executing substituion of such other solicitor, in any or all cases, as the Company may nominate." ### On motion, duly made and seconded, it was, ### Resolved, that the recommendation of the Patent Litigation Committee be accepted, and the Officers of the Company be and hereby are instructed to take action in accordance therewith. ### The meeting was then adjourned." Attest: [unsigned]

Date

1888-12-20

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8830ACW

Folder Set

D8830

Title

[D8830ACW], Minutes, Edison Electric Light Co, December 20th, 1888

Microfilm ID

123:120

Publisher

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