[X001M3143], Letter from Wilson Stout Howell to Phillips B Shaw, February 28th, 1888


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[X001M3143], Letter from Wilson Stout Howell to Phillips B Shaw, February 28th, 1888

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Yours dated yesterday is before me in reply [xxx] I desire to state that on Saturday last I called on Prof. Marks at Philadelphia and ffrom him obtained a lease of abvence till May 1st sept. and a promise of a probably exclusion [xxx] for thirty days, which is to say that I am under engagement with a leave of absence. I am therefore free to make a temporary engagement with you till such a time as I shall be called to Philadelphia. I therefore agree to go to Sunbury upon of terms you mention, plus my railroad expenses, and takes you charge of the plant in every department, the company be furnish a competent accountant, and a good wireman as verbally agreed upon between us. I will re-organize the entire system upon a practical business basis, you to furnish a schedule of ratest with instructions as to charges for lamps. [xxx] terms, payments of [xxx] or first these accounts owed of made during to the Co. purchase of necessary materials and expires for [rest of image faded] such other general or specific instructions as are necessary. It is understood that your meaning of the phrase a reasonable market value of the stock shares be constructed to be a reasonable increase in value above the selling prices during the month of February 1888 prices to the thereof. Considering this agreement, as contained in your letter of July 27th and suplemented by this, my letter closed. I shall report for duty at Sunday not later than March 1st 1888. Yours very truly, Wilson S. Howell





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