[LB005400], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Edward Hibberd Johnson, December 7th, 1879


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[LB005400], Letter from Charles Batchelor to Edward Hibberd Johnson, December 7th, 1879

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We will look after your shipment and try and get a shorter time. In re the little squirt you sent us from the paper the Western Union saw they had no show on the Gray and had to depend on ours-- The W.U. get 20% of the gross receipts and Bell company has to furnish everything, they of course get somtimes more and sometimes less-- As for the Gower business there were reasons for that, and we got the Lion's share-- We had to consolidate as the Minister ofthe inerior refused to have three sets of wires in the sewers after the first year and notified tham all (to all of which he had given a concession) that they must consolidate.-- Of course I couldnot be responsible as I had already sold my telephone here, and in Paris I could not be responsible for my agents . Sorry to hear you have been sick, and hipe you are better by this time-- Hope you are not going to `kick the bucket' Edison facetiously remakrs that if your men are going to die off so, it would be better to have the large boxes made a little longer, so that you can send back the corpses in them. And previous to our sending instpectors we will see if they will fit the boxes, that being one of the conditions of their capability.




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