[X154A7CV], Letter from Uriah Hunt Painter to Edward Hibberd Johnson, May 24th, 1888


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[X154A7CV], Letter from Uriah Hunt Painter to Edward Hibberd Johnson, May 24th, 1888

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[3 pgs typed] Yrs of 23 May rcd. Please give me list fo EELCo directors. ## "I have made no decision yet as to what I shall do in reference to arresting the violation of our rights in the Phonograph and the larceny of so much of the Corporate name of our Company as to make it an offense easily corrected. ## I cannot conceive of any possible justification that Mr. Edison can have for telling you that he 'had repeatedly tried to get me to agree to some new arrangement'..... ## The record shows that I have repeatedly tried to elicit something from him, and made overtures to him until self respected arrested them." TAE twice refused my request for interviews, etc. "I disllike to have a man whom I have regarded always as a friend and whom I have always treated kindly put his hand in my pocket behind my back, no matter if he only means to take a soiled handerkerchief. The value of the thing is not in question. It is the principle." TAE refused my repeated advice to take action against the "Bell crowd," and he alone is liable for the consequences.....## Believe that Cheever "will take whatever he can get when he finds that he cannot blackmail us."






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