[D8954ABT], Letter from Grosvenor Porter Lowrey to Thomas Alva Edison, May 10th, 1889

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May 10th, 1889####My dear Edison:####The enclosed telegram will explain. I telephoned you as early this morning as possible so as to save you any inconvenience. I have nothing further from Mr. Thurston and no letter has come. I have telegraphed him in the meantime to know when he will be here. I thought it very desirable that his foxy eye should rest upon the proposed demonstration. He is in the way of knowing through his experience more about how such things affect those children who preside in courts than I saw.####To=day I am trying to get a meeting between Wright, Dyer and Johnson, in which Dyer will give us the latest news from Pittsburgh touching the chances of Bradley's sitting; Wright will see whether under all the circumstances he has any friend who could quite casually fall in with Judge Bradley and learn from him his plans before they are communicated to Judge McKennon, and Johnson being ------ssed of the whole matter, would see that it is carried out. I find that the ---- that Judge Mckennon may perhaps sit alone has less power to give rise to happy feelings in my mind than many other ideas which I could mention.####The cold which you saw me laboring under on Sunday, got worse instead of better, and I am working at home under some disadvantage. I would rather go to Pittsburgh and argue this case with Bradley on the Bench even if we were there with one stocking off and one stocking on, than to argue it before Judge McKennon alone in full dress.####The Supreme Ccourt rises and the Judges separate on Monday the 13th. If it has not already been written, from this hour on until Tuesday or Wednesday of much stock, every hour is one in which Judge Bradley may make up his mind whether to go and when to go to California, and announcce that to Judge McKennon. Perhaps his plans will be such as he would find it not difficult to hange, if we could get at him in a suitable manner. I called upon his but at that early date, he probably had nothing more to tell me then what I have repeated to you, and I could not at that time impress upon him very much the extreme desire which possesses us that he should sit in this case.####Whether now it will be to-morrow or Monday, or some other day that I will go to the lamp factory I do not know, but I have communicated to Upton directly upon the subject, and I trouble you with these details no only that you may be kept [in contact?] with whatever is transpiring from now until the case is won.####For it is going to be won!####Very truly yours####G.P.L####[Enclosure]:####5/9 1889####Boston####Hon Grosvenor p Lowrey####121 Mad Ave####Circuit Judge compelled to adjourn early today causing my case on hearing to run over into tomorrow have written####BJ Thurston####[name mentions: Thos Edison, GP Lowrey, Joseph P Bradley, R.N Nott, Judge Bradley, Judge McKennon, BJ Thurston]

Date

1889-05-10

Decade

1880-1889

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D8954ABT

Folder Set

D8954

Title

[D8954ABT], Letter from Grosvenor Porter Lowrey to Thomas Alva Edison, May 10th, 1889

Microfilm ID

127:257

Publisher

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

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