[X154A7CT], Letter from Uriah Hunt Painter to Edward Hibberd Johnson, May 24th, 1888

Item

Abstract

[typed, thank goodness] "Enclosed please find the Tomlinson letter [18 May letter follows in next image]. Not being a stock-holder in Edison's Bastard Company, they do not ask me to [peool?] my stock. I have some curiosity to know how much stock has been set aside for you and Reiff. ## It puts me in mind of a man who asked you to go an errand for him and while your back is turned takes your entire weeks washing off your line in the back yard, and after you see him with your clothes on a few time he sends you an invitation by a servant to tell you that he has a pair of old breeches with a hole in the seat that you can have if you will only agree to to wear them under his direction."….. If you had read Tomlinson's letter carefully you would have seen that all he asked you to do was to sign an agreement which had been made between the stockholders of---and not an agreement of the stockholders with anybody else."

Date

1888-05-24

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

X154A7CT

Folder Set

X154A7

Title

[X154A7CT], Letter from Uriah Hunt Painter to Edward Hibberd Johnson, May 24th, 1888

Microfilm ID

Publisher

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

Timestamp

May 24, 1888