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to Evans ^in Dobbs Ferry^ in the snow then we drove back here for supper and then George drove Baskerville, his son, and Constance and myself to New York. Snowy roads but good driving. Car worked fine.
Feb. 14. Went to New York and met Evans, Dr. Forster & Shuman at lunch at Mouquin's. We went to meet Mr Von [[Jinteren?]] and directors of Protal Co. at Williams & Peters office for discussing final terms as to Bakelite Paper agreement. I withdrew my proposal of separate participation in benefits and I voluntarily agreed to settle everything in terms of distribution of stock but insisted on advance payment of
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minimum garantee. No difficulty whatever and much good will shown on both sides. I am only afraid that these people are not sufficiently acquainted with technical and commercial limitations of this enterprise. Whatever may happen I intend to do the right thing with them. [[underlined]] Wiechman seemed to be very nervous as usually [[/underlined]] and very friendly toward me with courtesies and attention. Went to see office of Portal Co. and went over their samples. [[underlined]] I am not overmuch impressed with the latter, specially not with those made of Protal [[/underlined]] without addition of Bakelite according to Wiechmanns former process. Have I to do with a lot of honest
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