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May 24, 

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

Dear Mr. Seligmann:

Mr. Ford appreciates your letter of May 15th with respect to the painting "Irises" by Van Gogh, but would not be interested in this picture.

With best wishes,-

Yours very truly,

A. J. Lepine
Secretary to Edsel B. Ford

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