[X154A8BA], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Uriah Hunt Painter, March 11th, 1889



My Dr U.H.-- It would seem impossible to have any extended correspondence with you without furnishing you with material for false assumptions-- I have been compelled so often to defend myself against these that I really being to think you have some motive for making them-- When I entertain any notion that you have entered into a consipiracy to ruin me-- or that you in any way talk or act from the premises of a motive of even an approximately kindred character you will not learn the fact from me-- Thre will simply be no further correspondence between us. Menatime to construe my criticism of what you say & do as having the opposite effect of what you undoubtedly intended--into an attack upon your motive & your good faith in straining mattes very greatly-- As for Reiff & Bergmann or Bergmann & yourself I simply decline to further discuss them or their affairs-- To do so is to add too much to the risks which are apparently incidental to any correspondence with you. It is too bad-- To avoid the inevitable consequences I shall have as little of it as possible in the future confining myself to personal interviews with you when I can see you here. They never miscarry Yours EHJ








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[X154A8BA], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Uriah Hunt Painter, March 11th, 1889

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