[X154A7CC], Letter from Uriah Hunt Painter to Edward Hibberd Johnson, April 13th, 1888


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[X154A7CC], Letter from Uriah Hunt Painter to Edward Hibberd Johnson, April 13th, 1888

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My dear Mr. Johnson:-- Yours of 4, 12, to hand.#What I am trying to do is to locate my offense at some time or place, then I may hope to get it down to some particular thing that I have done. ## 1. You say I put my pride between Edison and myself. Just when did I do it? I am so obtuse as to consider that I have that still in my pocket, where there was nothing else left as the result of anything between Edison and myself. ## 2. You say I resented a wrong done me.When and how and where did the resentment escap from between my padlocked lips? ## 3. You say I have asked for the consideration due me. When did I ask? I admit that I expected it, but I deny that I have asked for it. ## 4- You say that I would not be triffled with. You are wrong again? He has had no notice from me yet to that effect. ## There is not one particle of evidence furnised on these four specific indictments, hence, there must be some other reason for my having ceased to be a "good fellow." ## <EHJ marginalia: You said all these things in our refusal to go see him & in your actions indicating your intention to hold on to a property which you considered was that of the Co & not of E personally I am not acting as spokesman for Edison Consequently all this is a waste of your time & mine. I shall not discuss Phonograph matters with him therefore anything that I may say or you to me is of absolutely no moment. It settles nothing it removes not embargo now existing I have passed Phonograph to the general limbo of P&L>






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