[LB005864], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to John Henry Puleston, April 28th, 1880


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[LB005864], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to John Henry Puleston, April 28th, 1880

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[to JH Puleston] Referring to your telegram of the 26th, you labor under a mistake if you think I have promised a settlement. I have already stated to you that I had never rec'd a cent from the arrangement but was out of pocket both for expenses and for my time spent in perfecting the system and going to England. What I stated was that I did not like to see your people lose money by any of my inventions and that I would try and help you to get your money back that among my many enterprises i could undoubtedly put you in the way of so doing. YOur people over there have entered into some arrangement with Mr Reiff and Reiff has paid some money to keep the patents up lately and I have signed a letter of some kind to the solicitor of Mr. John Pender at his request. I shall do all in myu power to aid your people to get theirmoney returned but I shall not pay that which I do not morally or legally owe, and that from a speculation from which I have suffered as much as yourselves. I will see Mr Reiff in regard to the nature of the understanding between him and Mr Pender and see what can be done.




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