May 16, 1890
Mrs. M. to Mr. Dickson
"What I most desire is that science shall hold the helm of commerce, until the mechanical combination is obedient to the law of nature which governs all planetary masses throughout the universe!
I think that I wrote to you I had received an invitation to deliver an address before this society in March. (J.O.) Have you not divinded that the new photography is due to Keely's unknown force and not to cathode rays? I am cabling Prof. Dewar, today. I fear that I will not be well enough to go to the city tomorrow. March 5, 1896