This 18-page court record is from the case of Western Union Telegraph Company v. George Harrington, Thomas A. Edison, the Atlantic and Pacific Telegraph Company, Jay Gould, Samuel M. Mills and Josiah C. Reiff; Thomas A. Edison, William M. Seyfert, William J. Palmer, Henry L. Dallett, Jr., Augustus B. Ward and Robert W. Russell as Trustees of the American Automatic Telegraph Company; the said American Automatic Telegraph Company; and George B. Prescott. It can be found at the Edison National Historical Park in a volume entitled "Telegraph Law Cases -- Miscellaneous," which is the fifth of five volumes of litigation records involving rights and title to Edison patent applications pertaining to duplex and quadruplex telegraphy.
The record consists of affidavits by William Orton, president of Western Union; Franklin L. Pope, Edison's former business partner; and Western Union electrician George B. Prescott. Following the affidavits is the decision by Judge John Sedgwick of the Superior Court of the City of New York granting the injunction sought by the plaintiff. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.