[LB030479], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Sherburne Blake Eaton, June 21st, 1889


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[LB030479], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Sherburne Blake Eaton, June 21st, 1889

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"We have made application twice to Mr. Lippincott for payments from the North American Phono. Co., on account of phonographs shipped by the Edison Phono. Works, and Mr. Lippincott has made two payments, each of $25,000. The first payment which he made was during my absence in Boston, and the check was handed to Mr. Insull. The second payment was made yesterday, and I noticed that Mr. Lippincott gave his personal check for the account. It was on the Importers & Traders Bank, of New York City, for $25,000 and signed "Jesse H. Lippincott," made payable to the order of the Edison Phonograph Works. Without knowing positively (Mr. Insull will be able to tell us), I presume that the first check was in similar form. ### Could these checks in any way complicate matters between the Phonograph Works and the North Am. Phono. Co., or [unclear] Mr. Edison and Mr. Lippincott and the North American Phono. Co? I know that we have evidence in writing in regard to the second check, which I [leave for editors—2nd page of letter too faded to read in scan]




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