[LB031112], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Jesse H Lippincott, June 29th, 1889


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[LB031112], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Jesse H Lippincott, June 29th, 1889

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There is to be an exhibition in St. John, [unclear], and I think you have been applied to you in regard to [unclear] phonograph there. We are in receipt of a communication from the Canadian Government officials, in which it is stated that the Secretary of the Electrical Exhibition Committee of St. John, B.C., applied to the Minister of [unclear], to obtain [unclear] in order to ensure the success of the Electrical Exhibition that Mr. Edison should be allowed to bring to Canada a number of electrical novelties which are patented in Canada, and which under the patent law cannot be imported. This application was referred to the Department of Justice, which advised the Dep't. of Agriculture to reply as follows:-- ### "The Government will not object to the brining of the goods in question into Canada in hand for the purpose mentioned, but cannot bind third parties or guarantee the patentees against [unclear] at their instance. (Signed) Rob't. Sedgewick, D.M.J." ### [leave for editors—2nd page unclear in scan]




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