[D8853AFQ], Letter from Charles Edmund Pugh, Pennsylvania Railroad to Thomas Alva Edison, December 5th, 1888

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[D8853AFQ], Letter from Charles Edmund Pugh, Pennsylvania Railroad to Thomas Alva Edison, December 5th, 1888

Editor's Notes

"Replying to your favor of No. 21st., I note that General Supt. Pettit's letter of Noember 8th to your Mr. Tate is not very explicit and has heretofore had the effect of giving you a somewhat erroneous impression as to my position in reference to the proposed License for use of Phonoplex, Phantom Circuits, etc. The Agreement originally submitted to him for execution contained a provision by which we were called upon to acknowledge the validity of all the patents therein described. To this I objected, for the reason, ### First: That we had no satisfactory legal knowledge of the fact. ### Second: It was a matter that would concern us very little, since if the patents were found to be an infringement from any cause we should rely upon Company to indemnify and protect us. ### I quite agree with you that it is proper that all arrangements of this character should be the subject of Agreement, not only in pursuance of the corect method of doing business but as a means of protection as well as having it in such shape as would give the successors of all parties interested a proper understanding of the matter. ### The Agreement now submitted seems to be in proper form and I have forwarded it to General Supt. Pettit to take up and have engrossed for execution." Yours truly, Chas E. Pugh [Marginalia: "Ack Jan 11/89"]

Mentioned

Date

1888-12-05

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Folder/Volume ID

D8853-F

Microfilm ID

124:948

Document ID

D8853AFQ

Publisher

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