[D8845AHI], Letter from William Halsted Wiley to Alfred Ord Tate, December 21st, 1888


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[D8845AHI], Letter from William Halsted Wiley to Alfred Ord Tate, December 21st, 1888

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"I am much obliged for the information about Osgood-I can't help thinking your reporter was to some extent in error + has greatly exaggerated. ### Osgood was never given to drinking to excess. I have known him to take too much at times but at large intervals + it always made him so sick he was glad to let it [unclear] for 6 months after. He has no appetite for liquor, + can be safely trusted. However, I gave him a good sitting down to-day + guess it won't happen again. I think it might be well to tell him another such performance will be the signal to recall him + send some one else. ### If you will be in on Sunday P.M. just telephone my father's 185 Orange E.P. Hamilton + I'll come up if you'll come down I shall be glad to see you. I doubt if you understood my letter. I did not propose to do anything in Paris but expressed the 'Seperator' at the Exhibition not the Edison Exhibit. I have some good friends among the French engineers, + also know some good friends among the French engineers + also know some of the Chamber of Deputies-the money. I named was to bused for this. I can do Mr. Edison more good there than he thinks, but I only wanted to call your attention to it. ### Our engineers [unclear] is almost certain to go + I am one of a Committee of two to handle the matter which in print of fact, I stated." Yours truly, Wm. H. Wiley "Get Mr. Edison to show you the circular of the [unclear] about the European trip. Since then the Society of arts have given us an invitation signed by Lord [unclear]."





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