[X154A8AL], Letter from Uriah Hunt Painter to Edward Hibberd Johnson, March 6th, 1889


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[X154A8AL], Letter from Uriah Hunt Painter to Edward Hibberd Johnson, March 6th, 1889

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My Dear Mr. Johnson:-- Yours of 3, 4, to hand this morning.##I am at a loss to understand or conceive why you make a statement to the following effect: "Mr. V. seems to have acquired from you the opposite view of a rosy view of the prospects of the Sprague Co. and also that I am in such pecuniary straits as justifies him driving a hard bargain with me." So serious a charge as this made against me must have some thing to base it on, and I should be pleased to have that foundation or fabric that as prompted you to so grossly misrepresent me. Yours truly, U H Painter <line drawn to word seems by EHJ who writes: "adjustment of mine based upon a 2 Hour interview immediately followign the interview with you--in which he had shifted his previous ground and taken the new one that it waqs necessary to get me out of the concern to afford the financial relief-- This may be true But it is not a wise thing for one to disucss in a business negotiation My induction was confirmed by your letter to me in which you advised me to this course Was the presumption not a fair one? If not I take it all back & might look upon it as a curious coincidence Hasitly Yours E H Johnson






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