[X001M2AG], Letter from Phillips B Shaw to Wilson Stout Howell, February 28th, 1888


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[X001M2AG], Letter from Phillips B Shaw to Wilson Stout Howell, February 28th, 1888

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Dear Sir:- Your letter of today received, replying I have to say that your statement as to the interpretation of my letter is entirely correct. There will will be a meeting of the Sunbury Co at W'msport this afternoon or evening, and they will address a letter to you at Sunbury directing the former manager Mr. Gee W, Heim to turn over everything to you, excepting the vouchers or bills which he may have paid. I want to say in this connection that I anticipate to have some trouble with Heim's management of the company in the past years, and while I am anxious to have possession of the books and property of all kinds of the company, including deeds, policies, etc, etc., I do not want you to receive any of his receipted bills or vouchers for money expended as I want to have him to acocunt to me for that, after we are able to make up a statement of the cash by him received. I enclose herewith a clipping of a letter which I had published in the Sunbury papers and if you think well to use it over again or any portion of it, with such comments as your judgements suggests then do so. But boom the business in a quiet way, and all that is in your power. I think if you will give the employes some assurance that there is to be no change except for cause that you will have no trouble with the mechanical staff. Yours truly yours, PB Shaw P.S. I have just read the enclosed clipping and I think for the present we had better not run the plant all day, but I think the rates per candle power would give entire satisfaction and possibly reduce the cost to consumers who are actually paying the rates which they now have in use, however you cull from this as you think best, but I would suggest not to make the rates lower than those mentioned. [handwritten] When you get to Sunday write Mr. [xxx] he will come down and see you about filling up the office in the Station I - will not - be safe to have the book there for the present P.B.S




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