[D8905ABZ], Letter from James A Clancy to Thomas Alva Edison, March 6th, 1889


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[D8905ABZ], Letter from James A Clancy to Thomas Alva Edison, March 6th, 1889

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Friend Alva Your letter of the 4th at hand in reply to my request of the 28th. In yours you say you have to respond to a great many requests of the same nature. Am well aware of that and would not have asked you only as a last resort as I wrote you, will now tell you more fully how I am plaed. In order to get but enough to live while sick I borrowed two thousand dollars to build a small house [on near?] of my lot for to live in and not my homw. I expected to soon get well and pay it back but find I can not and can't keep the [interest?] up until I get around again. So you see where I would [cause?] to keep on going behind. If you don't feel like helping me the whole amount would you be willing to lend me the sum of six hundred ($600) dollars to finish payment on the little house. If cash twenty five hundred and there is still to pay on it the six hundred dollars. As I don't get well I fear to borrow this added to the other. You ask if I could not place it with other parties. I could but it would not be much help only to stay the ineitable a little longer. With this debt off I could arange the other for some time and [own?] in hopes of getting well again and I could then pay it all in a short time. As now tied down with interest am afraid to go away to mineral springs for a cure. That is about the only thing that will help me. If you can consistantly assit me to this extent I think I shall be able to return it and feel under great obligations to you. Am very sorry to hear of your mishap and hope you will fully recover yours very truly James Clancy 509 3rd ave






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