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Envelope add: Rev. L. Warner
Westminster Deopt Mass.
U.S. America

Two 40c. Empire Francais stamps.

PARIS R. Du Cherche-midi
Nov. 69

New York

(orig. in pos. of Aunt F.)

101 Boulevard du Mont Parnasse
Nov 15, 1869

Dear Father
    I wrote a letter home on 28th of Sept over six weeksago & not hearing from either you or Aunt Libbie I concluded you could not have received my letter. If it was lost it is the first time since I have been here. In it I requested either you or Melville to go to Bowles Boothers & Co 76 State St Boston & deposit a hundred dollars with them & get a sight draft on their firm here for so many francs payable to me if gold was not too high. On account of waiting on that man in New York for money which I have been expecting for some time & have not received I am entirely out of money & am living on the sculptors I am with. I would not have been fixed so if I had received my money from I expected. It is very disagreeable indeed & if I am to [[?]] fixed so often I would rather give up art at once & come home & go to work. If I do not get my money from N.Y. I will send my note to Aunt Libbie & have her put in the hands of [[?]] a lawyer for collection. If you got my letter & sent a draft as I requested I have not received it & all you will have to do will be to write to Boston & get a duplicate & send me. If you did not get my letter please attend to the matter at once if you have the money convenient. If it cramps you let me know. Being often cramped for money myself & cramping you too is something I do not desire. I see by the papers gold has been down all along lately so it is a good time to buy foreign exchange. Please let me know how matters on the farm are. I presume you are getting along well. I often wish I could be with you but must wait. I hope you got my letter for it was a long one & I would hate to duplicate it
    I am getting along well they say, but have a great deal of hard study before me yet. If I am successful in the end you will know it.
    I await your reply
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