[LB049224], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Sherburne Blake Eaton, May 4th, 1891


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[LB049224], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Sherburne Blake Eaton, May 4th, 1891




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


May 4, 1891.
Major S.B. Eaton,

120 Broadway,
New York City.
Dear Sir:-
I return herewith the option of ex-Chancellor Runyon, dated 25th ultimo, which was enclosed with your letter of 1st instant.
The ex-Chancellor’s opinion refers to a question of law, about which I was not aware that there ever was any doubt. If the Toy Company have in this State an agent eligible to accept service in a suit for an accounting under the contract, we of course cannot hold their goods. The question is, have they got such an agent, and is one of fact rather than of law. It appears to me that we have a good fighting chance to prove that they have no such person here. I may, of course, be mistaken about this, but it is not touched upon in your letter, and I therefore bring it forward for your consideration. In any event we desire to hold the goods in question as long as we possibly can do so. Their detention strengthens our position in negotiating for settlement.

Yours very truly,

Thos A. Edison
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