[D8943AAI], Letter from Jacob Hobart Herrick to Thomas Alva Edison, November 7th, 1889


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[D8943AAI], Letter from Jacob Hobart Herrick to Thomas Alva Edison, November 7th, 1889

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I have the honor to acknowledge your favor of the 3d inst. I may say in reference thereto that we have been negotiating for franchises in Jersey City with Governor-elect Abbett, who at one time intimated through a second party that he would be able to get them for us. Mr. Hix has also done some work at Newark; so that if we do not at present show results, it has not been for lack of effort, which will be continued.####I sent Mr. Hix to Baltimore last week. He looked over the ground and reported that until the election he was doubtful if efficient work could be done. The Legislature meets this year, and Hix is very sure we can accomplish something this season. I shall spare no effort and will go to Baltimore myself if I find that I can accomplish anything, which may be possible, as I have a personal acquaintance with Senator Gorman, who is a great political power in Maryland. I really expect to get a station into Baltimore this winter.####I will take up the suggestion contained in your favor of the 6th about Judge Andrews’ decision and the Evening-Post, and see what can be done. It may take a few days.####Yours very truly,####J.H. Herrick, President####[name mentions: J.H Herrick, Thos Edison, Mr. Hix, Governor-elect Abbett, Senator Gorman]




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