[D8845AEQ], Letter from James Dredge to Thomas Alva Edison, October 17th, 1888


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[D8845AEQ], Letter from James Dredge to Thomas Alva Edison, October 17th, 1888

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"Touching your request that Mr. Osgood Wiley should draw on your thro me, I would like your authority in some little detail. It is rather a delicate mater sanctioning expenditure of some one else's money + I want some idea of how far I should go. Mr. Wiley proposes I limit his weekly expenditure to 30 dots. Which I presume I shall be doing right to let him name. At all [unclear] pending your instruction I shall do this. Also any necessary expense attending the carriage and erection of the separator, before I hear from you I shall meet. But I want to know how far I may go. Shall I send you a monthly draft? Or shall I present it [unclear] balance Gouraud, who I believe will be glad I know it? Please understand it is only because I want to keep written your intended limits, there I wish I know what those limits are. ### I have advised Mr. Wiley that it would be a waste of money [unlcear] of putting up counting machinery. We can get whatever counting is wanted, done at a moderate price per ton. The Algerian mine Co. I spoke of will send 20 tons of ore for testing and no doubt we shall get other large samples. IN any case I will do the best I can in this matter." Yours faithfully, James Dredge





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