[D8943AAF], Letter from Jacob Hobart Herrick to Thomas Alva Edison, November 2nd, 1889


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[D8943AAF], Letter from Jacob Hobart Herrick to Thomas Alva Edison, November 2nd, 1889

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I have had some difficulty in obtaining copies of the resolutions requested, but perseverance and a friend at court have secured them; and I have the pleasure of handing them to you herewith. [TAE marg: "You will notice the US Co have not rights overhead at all. Judge Andrews answered it Cant you have Evening Post bring out this point as Andrews main point was that US Co had made large instalment under law-] ### ENCLOSURE: Copy.####RESOLVED. That the Brush Electric Illuminating Co. of New York is hereby authorized and empowered to lay, erect and construct suitable wires or other conductors, with the necessary poles, pipes or other fixtures in, on, over, and under the streets, avenues, public parks, and places of the City of New York for conducting and distributing electricity and to the full extent that could, with the consent of the municipal authorities of the City of New York to be given to any gas light company under or by reason of or in pursuance of an application made by any of the corporations especially referred to in Chap. 512 of the general statute of New York for 1879. All excavations in street, removals and replacements of pavements or sidewalks to be done under and according to the direction of the Commissioner of Public Works, and under such further conditions as to security against damage to sewers, water pipes, gas pipes, or other pipes as may be prescribed by his Honor the Mayor, Comptroller and Commissioner of Public Works, who are now by law authorized to make provision for lighting the streets of the city.####Whenever at any time any permit shall be granted to open the streets, pavement or sidewalks for the purpose of laying the tubes, wires, conductors, or insulators of the company, a sum equal to one cent per lineal foot of streets occupied under such permit shall be paid to the city.####Nothing herein contained shall be deemed to authorized the laying of any mains or pipes for conveying, nor the erection of any lamps or lamp posts to be used for illuminating by gas.####Adopted by the Board of Alderman April 12, 1881. Received from Mayor April 12, 1881. In Board adopted May 3, 1881, ¾ of all the members elected voting in favor thereof.####[There follows a copy of the resolution].####[name mentions: Brush Electric Illuminating Co, Judge Andrews, J.H. Herrick, Thos Edison]




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