[LB033365], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Jacob Hobart Herrick, October 31st, 1889

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Title

[LB033365], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Jacob Hobart Herrick, October 31st, 1889

Editor's Notes

In looking over Judge Andrews' decision, I observe that he makes the statement that the New York Board of Aldermen gave the U.S. Company and the Brush Company a franchise, and that the latter invested millions of money &c. Will you please obtain copy of the Resolution of the Board of Aldermen in 1880 or 1881, I think. If my memory serves me right, this resolution only authorizes the United States Company at least, to go underground – not overhead; hence, if they have invested all this money, they had no right to do so, and it may be found in looking over all the resolutions of the Board of Aldermen that the U.S. Company and perhaps the Brush Company have never been authorized to erect overhead wires in New York, and have no standing now in consequences I am impressed with the idea that this is the case, so far as the United States Co. is concerned anyway. Very truly yours, [signed] TAE

Date

1889-10-31

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Folder/Volume ID

LB033-F

Microfilm ID

139:843

Document ID

LB033365

Publisher

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