[LB050050], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Edison United Phonograph Co, George N Morison, June 17th, 1891


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[LB050050], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to Edison United Phonograph Co, George N Morison, June 17th, 1891




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


June 17, 1891.
G.N. Morison, Esq., Secretary,
Edison United Phonograph Company,
Mills Bdg, New York City.
Dear Sir:-
I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of 15th instant. You will recollect that when I saw you on Saturday you told me that Mr. Edison had agreed with Mr. Moriarty to give your Company three or four new machines which are now at the Phonograph Works, and that I stated to you that if such an agreement existed I would see that the phonographs were sent forward to you. I have spoken to Mr. Edison about these machines, and he has informed me that he told Mr. Moriarty that he did not think it would be possible for him to let these machines go, as it necessary to use them for models in connection with manufacture, but that he would ascertain if it were possible to spare them. There was absolutely no agreement to deliver the machines, and upon investigation Mr. Edison found that it would be practically impossible to let them go, for the reason that without them regular manufacture would be greatly retarded. They are required in different parts of the shop where the various details of manufacture are car- ried on. It is apparent that you have misunderstood Mr. Moriarty.
I have in my hands a statement of the Works of bulls rendered to you dating back as far as February last, and amounting to $3,851.85. You have paid on account of these bills, May 22nd, credit memorandum $33.70; June 12th, cash $475.29; and the $300 which you gave me on the last named date has also been credited to the same account, making the total payment $808.99, and leaving a balance of $3,042.86, about which I will call and see you tomorrow.
Yours very truly,
A.O. Tate
Private Secretary.
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