[D8914AAZ1], Letter from John H Vail to Thomas Alva Edison, July 12th, 1889


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[D8914AAZ1], Letter from John H Vail to Thomas Alva Edison, July 12th, 1889

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"I must ask your pardon for not giving a more prompt reply, to your kind proposition which was made to me some days ago. I appreciated very highly your kind offer, and gave the some my careful consideration, in connection with several other propositions which had been made me. I had then, and still have, a great deal of confidence in the plan that you proposed, but the visible means of immediate revenue were considerably less than what was offered from other sources. ### Mr. Johnson with whom I have been so long associated in business, finally made me a proposition which it deemed to me was for my best interest to accept, and as we have been personally connected in business for many years, I felt that it was the best thing for me to do under the circumstances. ### I should have appreciated very highly the opportunity of becoming personally connected with you in some of you exterprises, and feel that if I could have tided over the present emergencies that such a connection would have been of large advantage in the future.### I trust that you will not forget my long connection with the Edison Electric Light business, and that in as much as I am not now very far separated from it, that you may still have me in mind when matters of importance arise. ### Again thanking you for your very kind and thoughtful offer, I have the honor to remain,"







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