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[[preprinted]] C. E. VANDERVOOR, President HARRY SQUIERS, Vice-President S. B. BERRY, Cashier BANK OF PAWNEE INCORPORATED CAPITAL $25,000.00 PAWNEE, OKLAHOMA, [[/preprinted]] Feb. 6, 1899. Miss Alice C. Fletcher, Washington D. C. My Dear Miss Fletcher:- Your letter containing the Ritual in English reached me some days ago. I have read it very carefully and must say that I could not have done as well, the words chosen from the English language convey exactly the idea contained in the Indian Ritual. I have shown the translation to several educated Indians and they all say you did well and are proud of it. I am almost through with our lodge story and will send it soon. I received the book you sent me for Christmas and thank you very much for it. Hope you and Mr. LaFlesche are well. Sincerely your friend, [[signed]] James R. Murie [[/signed]]
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