[X154A8AS], Letter from Uriah Hunt Painter to Sigmund Bergmann, March 8th, 1889


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[X154A8AS], Letter from Uriah Hunt Painter to Sigmund Bergmann, March 8th, 1889

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My Dear Mr. Bergman:-- Yours of 5, 7, to hand. Of course I appreciate the difficulty in getting the shop started, and if I had known that you had not been to see Eckert and arranged for the perforators I would have attended to it. His folks were crowding him for the perofrators and the committee were insisting that he should order them from England. He says that he waited a month for you to come and make a contract and could not put it off any longer as they had requisitions and arrangements that would need one hundred at once. He says that he will, however, give you an order for another hundred if you are ready to make them. Of course after he gives you the order he does not expect to come up every day and aks what you have got done, and I think you had better go and see him as he is now back in New York, and if you can possibly get them out as quick as those he is having made in England where they are always slow,k it would be agreat feather in your cap and strengthen his hands witht eh Committee who are eternally nosing into everything. I now expect to be over some time nex week, but your judgment is better than mine about the additional lot, and if there is any trouble about the title I certianly would not advise taking it. What is the nature of the defect in the title? As you say there is not sufficient of a bargain in the lot to warrant the aking of any risk whatever. I have no letter from you by way of Johnson about the phonograph. I wrote to you some time ago about following thematter, but got no reply. I am very sorry to hear that you are nder the weather.Can't you come over here and stay a day or two and I will make it pleasant for you, as it is a little lonesome since Genl. Eckert and wife have gone back, and I have several matters hanging by the eyelids here that I am afraid to leave until I can get some of them tied fast. As I told you before I will endorse whatever you do about the business, having entire confidence in your judgment.





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