[D8957AAE], Letter from Eugene Howard Lewis to Alfred Ord Tate, June 27th, 1889


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[D8957AAE], Letter from Eugene Howard Lewis to Alfred Ord Tate, June 27th, 1889

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I telephoned you today to send me a list of the stockholders in the Edison Phonograph Works. I had prepared a certificate of the payment of the entire capital stock of the company which will have to be signed by the secretary. Do you propose to call a meeting of the directors of this company for the purpose of electing a new secretary in your place during your absense abroad? If so, there is no immediate necessity of filing the certificate before your departure, as the new secretary may sign in your place. There is no express provision of the New Jersey Corporation Statute under which stock may be issued for services. I understand that the stock issued to Tomlinson, Batchelor, and Tate stands upon your books as having been issued for services rendered. Is it possible to change the entries to make the stock appear to have been issued for cash to Mr. Edison and afterwards transferred as a gift from him to the present holders?





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