[X154A7EN], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Uriah Hunt Painter, September 27th, 1888

Item

Abstract

I have had a talk with Bergmann about Reiff. He offers Reiff $2000 and says he will positively give no more. Says that in taking 21/2 off the price at which he sold you the stock he is giving up 8000 and this 2000 makes $0,000 and all things considered he holds that he has thus paid a sufficient penalty for his lack of confidence in your ability to get more than he thought obtainable Had this matter not been broached I think I could have done something with Bergmann but as it is He seems to feel that it wouldn't matter what he did His credit for liberality would not be improved, hence he may as well pay only what he considers fair.##Now as to myself I want you to exchange %00 shares with Reiff for the 100 I origiinally assigned him and then pay to him whatever rate per share you may ultimately elect to allot my stock##I am in debt to the Sprague Co $10,000 on a/c of a final payment on the big block of stock lately taken by me. The Loan from Villard was not enough to cover this I would like to cancel this obligation but beyond this I have no ambitions

Date

1888-09-27

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

X154A7EN

Folder Set

X154A7

Title

[X154A7EN], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Uriah Hunt Painter, September 27th, 1888

Microfilm ID

Publisher

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

Timestamp

September 27, 1888