After Receiving an Invitation to an Inventors' Ball:
- Edison thought it would be an illuminating experience.
- Watt reckoned it would be a good way to let off steam.
- Stephenson thought the whole idea was loco.
- Wilbur Wright accepted, provided he and Orville could get a flight.
- Morse's reply: "I'll be there on the dot. Can't stop now must dash."