[X154A8AP], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Josiah Custer Reiff, March 7th, 1889


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[X154A8AP], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Josiah Custer Reiff, March 7th, 1889

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My Dear Col: I have had a talk with Bergman on the subject of his transaction with you and I find he is very much at variance with U.H. on the subject of his obligation to you, and feels strongly that U.H. in his letter to you has done him, Bergman, a great injustice. My Secretary let U.H.'s letter slip through his hands in one I was writing to him. Of course it cut him up pretty bad, but I have straigthened it out with him. He says to me that he is willing to pay you another 1000 if that will be satisfactory but not otherwise; that the phonograph matter has been an actual loss to him on account of the incidental troubles it has bred. At all events matters with him are not now in such shape as to make it easy for me to do anything with him. He isn't in a very friendly mood any way over the cutting things you said to him at the time. I cant therefore see how I can help the matter much. What I said to U.H. was that had the matter been left to me from the outset, I could have done better than either he or youj. Yours sincerely, E.H. Johnson






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