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June 22nd, 1943

Dear René:

Thank you for your letter of the 7th with the telegram from Halle Stieglitz you enclosed.

I do not understand very well how the matter lies. I had understood from what you had written before that your monthly income had been increased in such a way to enable you to buy the Pissarro. May I suggest then that you tell me in how many installments you want us to bill the Pissarro. To my knowledge you don't need a License to pay for it from your income. The only thing I would like to ask you would be to settle the whole matter before December 31st, 1943, and as a matter of fact, I would suggest monthly payments of $1,000. beginning with July 1st.

On the other hand, I see from the telegram you were kind enough to send that you have required a License in order to pay us. Should that be the case, it would be much easier because the Federal Government has always encouraged business and would certainly not refuse a License for $5,000. in a lump sum to settle a purchase made from an American firm, as ours is. I hope that by now you have received this License and that I will hear from you very soon about it. In any case, to my knowledge, nothing is simpler, I repeat, than to obtain such licenses. I know something about it because when I reached this country all the French citizens had their accounts blocked and it was a daily routine for us to apply for licenses to furnish our apartments, pay doctors' bill, etc. and even to buy paintings. However, it seems to me that there is one 


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