[LB020084], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Ohio Edison Electric Installation Co, Archibald B Stuart, February 10th, 1885

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Abstract

"Your favor of 5th (addressed to Mr Insull), in reply to me letter of 2nd, came duly to hand. I would point out to you that there is a very great difference between dunning for an account and getting a mere acknowledgment? of the claim. Your company sent me a check to balance their account. In reply I claimed a previous?? balance of $282.04 & ssent a full statement showing how I arrived at this amount. What I want is first an acknowledgement of this indebtedness & we can doubtless then arrive at some basis for payment agreeable to both of us. With relation to the Piqua Coys? account of $1136.00 I would remind you that you wrote me stating your Co had taken over the installations of the Piqua Co. when the time came for a settlement you cut off certain of their debts owing to me amounting to 1136.00. On my applying to them for the money their Treasurer states that they have an agreement with Zanky? which same Company undertakes to pay the Piqua company indebtedness to me notwithstanding that you have previously repudiated your liability to pay the bills referred to. I have no wish to press for money at a time when it is impossible to put it ??? to ???? you a?? useless p????? but I do desire to get an acknowledgment of my claims. If you will admit your Companys liability to me for $2325.54 & further [interlined above] either admit your Companys liability to me for $1134 (being the amount of the Piqua Companys account) or else have the Treasurer of the Piqua Company write me stating that his Company is indebted to me in this amount I will make some arrangement by which payment of these two amounts be deferred. There is in addition the Tiffin Companys account ($1725.79) for which I have applied again & again for payment but I am not even accorded the courtesy of a reply to my letters, notwithstanding the fact that half of this account is for Copper wire for their Extensions & for which I had to pay cash. You will see from the above that I have owing to me $3092.36 in your territory. ???? desire me to stop pressing for this money). This I am willing to do but in return I must have a formal recognition of my claims & same as to when I will be paid. I am sure you would per??? exactly the same course if you were in my position. It is as unpleasant for me to dun as it is for you to receive dunning letters. This can be obviated by your fixing matters up in accordance with my suggestions a[bo]ve."

Date

1885-02-10

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

LB020084

Folder Set

LB020

Title

[LB020084], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Ohio Edison Electric Installation Co, Archibald B Stuart, February 10th, 1885

Microfilm ID

83:72

Publisher

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

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