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277 Park Avenue
New York, N.Y.

October 17, 1939

Mr. Germain Seligmann
3 East 51st Street
New York, N.Y.

Dear Germain: 

I hope you have forgiven me for keeping the tapestry so long, but the people who were, and indeed still are, considering it are of the variety that is always on the verge of making up its mind. There is a possibility of reviving their interest, but I think I should not keep the tapestry any longer. They, like many American clients, have more financial, [[strikethrough]]interest[[/strikethrough]] than intellectual or artistic resources and in their sense of insecurity are swayed be each newcomer.  So far two decorators, and at least two, if not three [[strikethrough]],[[/strikethrough]] other dealers have intervened, if not directly [[strikethrough]],[[/strikethrough]] on this problem, at least on the general problem of doing the room in question, and the result is that any decision is almost at the moment completely stalled by conflicting opinions.  As I say, I think I may be able to take it up with them later, and if so, I shall let you know.

I do hope the War is not bearing too hard on you directly, though naturally all of us and especially those whose own country is immediately involved feel that it is a pretty hard blow.  I dare say you feel, like so many Frenchmen, however, that, since it had to come, it is better to get it over with.

Best regards,

^[[Phyllis Ackerman]]
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