[LB019333], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Ohio Edison Electric Installation Co, Archibald B Stuart, October 30th, 1884


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[LB019333], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Ohio Edison Electric Installation Co, Archibald B Stuart, October 30th, 1884

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Again referring to your favor of 27th inst I beg to state that the accounts therein enclosed are erroneous. If you refer to my letter to you of 24th Sept and the enclosures sent you therewith you will find a number of corrections with relation to the accounts you had charged against me & which in yours of 27th Oct you have altogether overlooked.##I enclose you herewith statement showing total balance against you of $1370.56. This amount you will find correct if you give us the credit spoken of in my letter of 24th Sept & if you [count] the credit you give us for discount on notes to make them accord with the amounts we debited you with in this connection as per duplicate Invoices enclosed.##The gross amount owing by you on the Piqua account is $2337.92. In your account you only allow $1118.88 & ignore entirely all other bills rendered & the existence of which you must have been aware of as all bills were sent to your office & later at your request (at the time you were in New York last)O we sent you duplicates. In order that there should be a thorough understanding of the matter I again enclose duplicate of all bills. I cannot understand why you offer a check of $390 in settlement when the arrangement, as your correspondence shows, was that we should give you credit for certain material & you should then make a final settlement of the accounts of Piqua Middletown & Circleville. To show that this was your understanding you have at all times when replying to me requests for money stated that you were compelled to [withhold] payment until you had made a settlement with the Piqua Co. I am confident you would not have requested me to wait had the difference between us been only $34.00 & I can assure you that I would not for one moment have taken back the material for which I gave you credit & much of which is useless from illusage had it not been for the fact that I had your promise to make a final settlement with me. Upon this understanding I took back everything you asked me to including some material which I never shipped & consequently had never billed to you. I must ask you to send me a check for $1366.60 (being 1370.50 less $3.90) which will close out the account referred to & will be in accordance with your promises in the matter




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