Glen Sllen, May 15th, iul4.
I am sending you several letters and two contracts that
f did not liko to sign, aw alio enclosing letters regard!eg the? Grape
Juice affair. I" signed agreement to form Company after wo had corrected
3ame to read that you should not he liable for any debts etc. with the
understanaing from both gentlemen that when the Articles of Incorporation were ready they would, ooeordisg tc laws of the State, protect
you. When ? went to sign these I found "all stockholders were liable
for debts of the Company" and at once called their attention to this
and they assvrsn me, through, their 'attorney, that if J would sign they
would pass a resolution and have same spread upon the books of the
Corporation to the effect that you were not to be held responsible for
J knew enough about law,and so told them,that no matter what the
Company voted the law would held each member of the Company responsible
for debts of said Company, pro ratio, and* |T©il holdiiig 51 # of shares
would have 81$ of debts to pay. Their attorney tried to "rash" me to
sign saying r was wrong and was retarding the closing up of the busines •
etc. J took the papers t« Oliver Dibble, however, and he told me I was
perfectly right« that the only way to protect you wouio. OH for these
men to furnish you with some tangible protection against debt such as a
satisfactory bond. Wilkinson at once said w T am broke '♦.
Now Jack .r may ft* losing thousands of dollars fof yon but I am fol"
lowing your instructions aha do not feel that I can well do anything
else as I want yow when you go away to feel that I do just as you ai-
rect w»* So. you will see by letters, J have instructed Wilkinson to