[LB014364], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to U.S. Treasury Dept. Secretary, Charles James Folger, October 31st, 1882

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Abstract

By the S. S. "Persian Monarch" as per enclosed Bill of Lading I received thirty cases of Electrical Instruments returned from Europe & which I sent to Paris during the summer of 1881 for exhibition at the Paris Electrical Exhibition and subsequently to London for exhibition at the Crystal Parlace Electrical Exhibition.##These instruments were shipped from New York by various steamers of the Compagnie Generale [Franc---que] as fast as they could be got ready and without any exact record of the steamers by which they were sent being kept and hence the evidence of outward shipment by the various manifests is more or less incomplete.##As per enclosed Consular Certificates and Foreign Customs receipts you will see that with the above exception the papers are all in order for free entry and I am advised by the Collector of the Port to apply to you for permission to enter the goods free of duty without giving the formal evidence of outward shipment.##I would ask of you to exercise your good offices in this matter as early as possible as I am anxious to use some of the Instruments referred to in connection with some experiments which I am now conducting.##Kindly return the papers enclosed.##I am

Date

1882-10-31

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

LB014364

Folder Set

LB014

Title

[LB014364], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to U.S. Treasury Dept. Secretary, Charles James Folger, October 31st, 1882

Microfilm ID

81:978

Publisher

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

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