[D8836ABG1], Letter from Joseph Hutchinson to Alfred Ord Tate, December 19th, 1888


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[D8836ABG1], Letter from Joseph Hutchinson to Alfred Ord Tate, December 19th, 1888

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"I have an arrangement with the United Company whereby I am the sole agent for them in connection with the Kings County Farm, St. Johnsland, L.I. This is a matter which I adjusted before I left the United Company. I send a letter from Chinnock which gives me the exclusive agency for that particular plant. I want further credentials, and it would be a favor if Mr. Edison would sign what is substantially a verification of Mr. Chinnock's letter. ### Kindly read the letter, and read a draft of such letter whih which I want from Mr. Edison. You will see that it embodies nothing more than that which is included in Mr. Chinnock's letter. I wish you would copy this on one of the Laboratory letter heads and have it signed by Mr. Edison and have it sent to me. ### Mr. Edison will probably remember Mr. Eastmann as having visited the Laboratory with me to consult him regarding the installation of storage batteries. They are still discussing that point and I am convincing Mr. Eastmann that the introduction of storage batteries would be an absurdity. To strengthen my position in the negotiations I want a letter signed by Mr. Edison personally verifying my authority for negotiating, which is given by the letter of the United Company enclosed herewith. ### I wish you would send this back to me just as soon as you can." Yours truly, J. Hutchinson [Marginalia: "Ans 22/12/88"]







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