[LB014156], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Otto A Moses, September 18th, 1882


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[LB014156], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Otto A Moses, September 18th, 1882

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In reply to your letter of 14th inst I have to say that you are in error as to the capacity in which you went to Paris. You went as Mr Batchelors assistant simply and your salary as such was, as I am inferred rendered to you by him but for some reason was refused by you. You never had any commission from me to dispose of any patents and I never heard of any negotiations for their sale by you or of your taking part in any negotiation for their sale. If you did it was gratuitous on your part.##Your remaining in Europoe after the close of the Exposition was entirely of your own motive and I was informed at the time was for the purpose of looking after your own personal affairs especially in the effort to secure some position in connection with the French Companies whose formation was then under consideration.##Any reasonable claim to compensation and to reimbursement of your expenses during the period of the Exposition which is the only part of your stay in Europe which concerns me was, in my opinion more than satisfied by the amount of $2,500 in cash and fifty shares of European Light stock which I have given you##Under these circumstances I must decline to bring before the Directors of the European Light Co your claim to 2 1/2% of the proceeds of the sale of their patents





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