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J/T  2nd June 1921

Mr. Charles W. CLARK
Hotel Meurice
Rue de Rivoli

My dear Mr. CLARK,

I got your letter just at the minute and I am answering it by return. I am sorry really sorry that I have been deprived of the pleasure to see you.

As you say, the chief point is to send the goods away. I am sending you enclosed a cutting out of the Herald, NEW YORK that proves you that it might be possible they put an import duty I do not know if they will do it, but it might be possible and it is in your interest to send the goods as quick as possible, but I will not do it without your order.

The prices are as follows, [[underlined]] delivered in PARIS: [[/underlined]]
The BOILLY ...... Frs 65.000
The table ....... Frs 195.000

The BOILLY pays no duty as it has been imported, but the table pays an export duty of Frs: 25%. In consequence the amount will be:

The BOILLY ..... Frs 65.000
The table ...... Frs 195.000 
Plus 25% duty [[underlined]] Frs 48.750 [[/underlined]]
[[underlined]] Frs 243.750 [[/underlined]]
Total ..... Frs 308.750
Packing, freight, insurance, approximately [[underlined]] ..... Frs 1.250 [[/underlined]]
Frs 310.000 

These Frs 310.000 will be the price delivery in New York

Regarding the payment I always sell on cash, but you can pay when you like. I will give you 2 months credit without interest
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