[LB050116], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to George P Kingsley, June 23rd, 1891


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[LB050116], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to George P Kingsley, June 23rd, 1891





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


June 23, 1891.
George P. Kingsley, Esq.
Orange, N.J.
Dear Sir:-
Mr. Rufus Mead, of #240 Main St., Orange, called about a day or two ago to see me in relation to the matter of selling a portion of Watshung Ave. to the Township of West Orange. Ot appears that a formal transfer to the township of that portion of the Avenue which abuts the property of the Edison Phonograph Works has never been made. The township authorities say, through Mr. Mead, that if the works will make this deal, they will grade the avenue opposite our property and flag the crossing the Watchung Railway at the junction of Lakeside Ave. Will you be kind enough to advise what action we should take.
We are suffering considerable hardship through the condition of Lakeside Avenue. During the spring this road is almost impossible. I went to make a move to have this road put in proper condition and I wish you would prepare such kind of a petition so it would be necessary to present the township officers. When I discussed this matter with you last, you told me we would have to obtain the consent of certain property holders along the street. If you will furnish me with the proper form upon which to have the signatures of these people written, I will attend to filling it up.
Kindly give both these matters your early attention
Yours very truly,
A.O. Tate
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