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to me we can only hope, that at least one painter will decline to send
(so far no one has, but many have not yet been heard from) in which case
I have earnestly recommended that you be invited in his place. Though
I had nothing to do with the selection of any of the work, except the 
prints. I am more or less responsible for getting up the show, and it 
is my earnest wish it shall be the finest possible to assemble. I do not
believe it will be unless it contains both a painting and a print by you. 

Be assured, dear Mr Kuniyoshi, I will do everything I can for you. But all I can do is to wait and hope that one painter who has been invited will not send. 

My warmest good wishes to you and my sincerest congratulations for the beauty and significance of your work.

Cordially yours

John Taylor Arms    
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