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May 26, 1937.  

Jacques Seligmann & Co.
3 East 51st Street,
New York City.


A few years ago I purchased from the George Washington Memorial Association, Inc. a limited edition of ten Etchings portraying the life of Washington.  The Etchings are best described in the attached letter which I received at the time I made the purchase.  This letter explains them in detail.  Since receiving the Etchings, I have had them framed in appropriate frames.

Inasmuch as I am now building and furnishing a house of the French type, I find that the Etchings are not particularly appropriate.  Therefore, I desire to dispose of them and thinking that you might be interested in purchasing them, I am writing you accordingly.

The subscription price of these Etchings was $250.00 and I have heard from several sources that they are worth even more than this today and that their value will continue to increase as the years go on.  However, in order to dispose of them quickly, I am willing to sell them for somewhat less than what I paid and if you are interested in purchasing them, I would be glad to hear what price you will offer for the complete set.

Yours very truly,

Gustav Erbe, Jr.
1099 Jay Street,
Rochester, N.Y.
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