[LB053560], Letter from John F Randolph to Ezra Torrance Gilliland, June 13th, 1893


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[LB053560], Letter from John F Randolph to Ezra Torrance Gilliland, June 13th, 1893




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


June 13th, 1893
E.F.Gilliland Esq
1223 Wilers Avenue
Chicago, Ill
Dear Sir:-
A few days ago I had a search made on Mr. Edison’s Laboratory property and after it was finished the larger informed me that there were two judgements against Mr. Edison as follows:-
The Eagleton Mfg Co. Eser Circuit Court
V.S. Entered Sept 8-1875
Thos A. Edison and Dam $148.69
Joseph F. Murray Partners Costs 38.22
As Edison + Murray Clason $186.91

Recorded in Bk 5970:120

Samuel F. Bigilow


No. 1
New Jersey Supreme Court
Stephen J. Meekers serving partner In case on Patern
To of David A. Meeker and Sons Co C.T. (illegible) Atty
Edward J. Gilliland and Thos A. Edison Euld Nov 15 1887
Like partners or as Damage $174.45
Gilliland + Co No costs.
No 2 I informed Mr. Edison regarding the above judgements and he said he was sure that they had been paid and said I should have attended to cancelling the judgements from the researcher.
As I have been with Mr. Edison a number of years and in my own mind I am sure that I never drew a check in payment of either of the above judgements but they may have been paid by Mr. Insull or someone else which I know nothing about.
My reason for writing you is that while you were at the Laboratory I remember someone coming here with a judgement and which I think you paid and remember you saying something to one about it and it runs in my mind that it was one of their which I mention.
If you would kindly look over your papers and if you have paid either of the above or both and send the receipts of same to me to enable me to have the judgement cancelled this would enable me to convince Edison that I am correct in saying that I have had nothing to do with these judgements and I would be grateful to you.
Yours truly
John F. Randolph.
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