[D8905ACM], Letter from James A Clancy to Thomas Alva Edison, March 30th, 1889


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[D8905ACM], Letter from James A Clancy to Thomas Alva Edison, March 30th, 1889

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Dear Sir, August or Sept 1866 I left you ten dollars to help you to buy a ticket when you first left Port Huron after your return from Stratford out where you worked as night operator. It is so long ago and of so small importance to you I expect you hae forgotten it. I had just got married at the time and invited you to take dinner with me before you started and when you told me you had not enough to get through with I gave you on such all I had $10.00 and if you had not forgotten it no doubt you would have paid it long ago as it is a debt of honor. I would never have asked for it only at this time am in need of it. With the interest for 22 years compounded you can see what you owe me, I don't claim to be a saint but one placed as you are and to ask me the favor I did a short time since I think you would get it. As it is asking no favor only what you owe me I will be pleased and somewhat helped by your prompt payment, when newspaper men have asked me for reminiscencces of your boyhood and my associations with you I have never given this part of it and the ten dollar loan to help you getting to your first starting place. I hope you will not get hurt at the asking for it after so long a time Yours truly Jas. A Clancy [written at top: 10.00 compound interest from Augt 1866 to April 15 1889. $37.85]






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