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electric lighting would be more appreciated by the members of the association than those of this pioneer. Regretting my inability to come, and once more thanking you for your courtesy, I am,

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"PROVIDENCE, R. I., February 16th, 1895.

"MR. GEO. F. PORTER,

"Secretary National Electric Light Association,
"New York.

"DEAR SIR: Your favor of the 16th ultimo was duly received, and I thank you for the invitation to take part in the discussion of the topic "How to Light Large Cities." I have delayed replying till the present time, trusting that I might find it possible to attend the convention, but regret to inform you that my business engagements are such as to oblige me to remain away.

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Secretary National Electric Light Association,
"136 Liberty Street, New York City.

MY DEAR SIR: Please accept my grateful acknowledgments of your courteous invitation to attend the convention of the National Electric Light

Association, to be held in Cleveland on the 19th, 20th and 21st instant. I much regret that engagements already made forbid acceptance of your invitation.

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"PRESIDENT M. J. FRANCISCO,

"National Electric Light Association,

"Army and Navy Hall.

"Permit me to express to you heartiest well wishes for pronounced success of Cleveland meeting; a success that the earnest and distinguished gentlemen assure. To my deep regret, that unwelcome Russian visitor, La Grippe, compels my absence for the first time since your association was formed. May your next ten years be as fruitful, interesting and progressive, as the decade just passed.

"CHAS. W. PRICE."

ANNISTON, ALA., February 18th, 1895.

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PITTSBURG, PA., February 12th, 1895.

"GEO. F. PORTER, Esq.,

Secretary National Electric Light Association,

"136 Liberty Street, New York.

"DEAR SIR: I am in receipt of your favor of the 8th, extending an invitation to me to attend the Eighteenth Convention of the National Electric Light Association.

"I am sorry to say that my engagements are such that it will be impossible for me to attend.

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'Secretary National Electric Light Association,
"136 Liberty Street, New York.

"DEAR SIR: Please accept thanks for your kind letter of the 8th instant, inviting me to be present at the forthcoming convention of the National Electric Light Association to be held in Cleveland. I should be pleased to be present, but greatly fear that it will be impossible, because of existing engagements, for

me to do so.

"Very truly yours,

"C. A. COFFIN."

THE PRESIDENT: I now declare the Eighteenth Convention of the National Electric Light Association opened in due form, and should like to receive a motion to adjourn to allow the members an opportunity of meeting Mr. Brush and Professor Thomson.

MR. WILMERDING: I move that the meeting adjourn until the afternoon session, and an opportunity be given to the members to meet Mr. Brush and Professor Thomson.

Adjourned.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

The president called the meeting to order promptly at 2.30 o'clock and announced the first business to be the reading of a paper by Nelson W. Perry on "The Storage of Energy Essential to Economy of Working in Central Stations."

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