[D8964ABP], Letter from Miss J T Spalding to Benjamin F Stevens, June 15th, 1889


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My dear Mr Stevens, ## Your favor, June 14th has been just received--many thanks fo the same. I am very thankful you feel that affairs are [illeg] to a happy result, for us all. I have been very anxious the last four weeks-- I have lost so much money lately, I felt I could not afford to spare another dollar. I never felt any confidence in the future of the Company, after it was threatened with such dire ruin--till the interview I had with you, & you were able to explain what had beengoing on--& for gave me your opinion of the other Directors--Mr R. [U.?] Field, & Mr. Otis Weld, & of your reliance on your counsel, Mr Hutchison- Your own stability of character is holding on to a thing 'while there is life, there is hope' being so evidently your maxim, I was able to see for myself! It was the most fortunate thing for the stockholders, their having such men of strength & ability, on the Board. And I have the impression that it will always be better, for your gentlement, not only 'to be the power behind the throne'--in other words, behind the President, Mr Jacques--but for you to keep the reins in your own hands, & see for yourselves (perhaps in connection--I hope in connection--with Mr. Edison---for Ithink that will keep up his interest in the Company, & in you-) that a good, stable, legitimate business, is not only established now--but carried on in the future. ## I shall be in Boston, on Tuesday-- I will take the liberty of looking in, at your office-- So if you are there, you may possibly have a few moments, to tell me how things look to you there. You deserve to conquer all difficulties! But I will not trespass on your time, unless you have leisure. ## I am very grateful to you, for the particulars you have given me, & am, very truly y ours, A. T. Spalding ## [P.S.] I still think it of the utmost imoprtance, that you gentlemen, should meet with Mr Edison, & settle in person, everything of consequence--so I am very glad you are going to persevere in so doing.








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[D8964ABP], Letter from Miss J T Spalding to Benjamin F Stevens, June 15th, 1889

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


June 15, 1889