[LM022062], Letter from Charles Patterson Bruch to Ezra Torrance Gilliland, August 18th, 1888


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[LM022062], Letter from Charles Patterson Bruch to Ezra Torrance Gilliland, August 18th, 1888

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"Your cable was duly received and has been forwarded to [Stanger?] We are glad to hear of the Phonograph's success. ### Mr. Toppan has explained to me your wishes in regard to the Con. Int. Rwy. Tel. matters. I have seen Mr. Cheaver and there will be a meeting of the directors called to elect me Secretary and Treasurer, next week; after that I will be in a position to carry out any instructions in regard to that Co., that you may forward, as I have all the books and papers here. ### Everything is going along nicely here and we are all well. I took the "Edith" yesterday for a run up to Greenwich; got as far as City Island when her pump refused to work properly and the engineer was unable to keep more than about 20 pounds of steam on her. The men worked her back to New York all right and she is now safe at her mooring. So far nobody excepting Mr. Toppan has desired to use her and if you are not coming back in time to make use of her this season I think it might be well to have her laid up at the end of the month and let the Captain and Edward go on whatever terms you may decide. She is only an expense to you and there seems to be no object in keeping her in commission while you are absent. I will do nothing in the matter until I receive instructions from you. ### Mr. Ward sails for Havre on the "Burgogne" today. As it is now too late to catch today's mail I shall request him to mail this letter when he reaches France, thinking it will reach you more quickly in that way. ### I have arranged to put in sufficient time at the Watch Company's office to enable me to become familiar with the business and prepared to take hold of matters there permanently by the time you and Mr. Ward return. Mr. Ward is hoping to be able to return with your party. ### With kind regards for Mrs. Gilliland and the rest, I remain," Yours very truly, Chas. P. Bruch








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