[D8850AEB], Letter from Jesse H Lippincott to Thomas Alva Edison, November 15th, 1888


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[D8850AEB], Letter from Jesse H Lippincott to Thomas Alva Edison, November 15th, 1888

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"Your favor of the 14th was received this morning, enclosing the letter from Mayor Hewitt, which I hereby return. ### To say that I am chagrined over this matter, will but feebly express my real feelings. I find upon investigation, that the blame rests upon a young man to whom Mayor Hewitt spoke when he came in, but did not give his name. ### He inquired who has charge of the office. The young man replied "Mr. Evans. He is engaged just now, but will be through in a moment." Mr. Hewitt did not sit down, stood by the table for perhaps a minute, then turned on his heel, saying, "I will be back again." ### Immediately upon receipt of your letter I wired, asking if I should make an appointment to send Miller with the Phonograph to his office. I have since thought, that is you have not in the mean-time made any arrangements, it would be better to send the Phonograph to his house, where he and his family could enjoy it, and he would have more time to give to it, than during the busy hours of the day. ### I trust I have impressed upon you the fact that there is no reasonable request you can make of me, that I will not comply with, and that the fault in this instance is not chargeable to me. ### It is one of those things that is liable to happen at any time." Very truly yours, Jesse H. Lippincott [Marginalia: "Ans Nov 17/88"]




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