[D8952AAG], Letter from Osgood S Wiley to Alfred Ord Tate, January 17th, 1889


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[D8952AAG], Letter from Osgood S Wiley to Alfred Ord Tate, January 17th, 1889

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[Add name mention George Edward Gouraud] Relative to the £60 I should have - When I first came here - not knowing me way about I was compelled to use cabs & I was going to the Crystal Palace nearly every day & I soon ran ahead of my stated allowance of £6 weekly. You have no idea how expensive it is here. I also bought some clothes. Now I would not care for Dredge to know I've overdrawn. I told him yesterday that I would settle it with you personally - my plan is this - I will notify Mrs. Wiley to not draw so much weekly. I would prefer Mr. Edison not knowing I'm overdrawn. You can be assurred it will all be paid up. Please advise me at once about this & as I say it is not necessary for Dredge to know it as the money came from Gouraud. I am sure I know the man who wrote those lies about meIt is a man named Dan Boyd who stays at the 1st Ave Hotel. He is a swindler & will soon be taken in. Will you please let me know who it was out of justice to myself. His crowd offered me £2000 if I would let them see the Ore Machinery before any one else & before the patent papers came - this I refused to do & hence they turned around on me & took those means of retaliation. We are not beginning erecting the One Separator & I hope in three weeks or less to have it working. I have engine & fan free of charge & Dredge says I am doing well with it.





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