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#33 Ferry Avenue,
Detroit, Michigan,
April 4th, 1901.

My dear Tryon:--

I have your good letter of the 2nd instant, and am glad to hea [[hear]] from you.

I agree fully with what you say about Ford's "Folly". Surely he displays many "follies", including his harsh lines on Whistler, which he promised me nearly half a year ago should be obliterated. I did not see the book before it was sent you, as it was forwarded at my request by the publishers prior to the receipt of my own copy. I wish the confounded thing had never been printed!

So you have been pitching into the "New England Hills". Surely, you are a wonder! I thought it perfect, but I am sure that if it had been so in your own mind, you would not have tackled it again. I think it one of the very finest of your works, and I have most delightful memories of it.

You must pardon me for not having written you regarding the insurance on Col. Hecker's pictures and my own, as it slipped my mind. I have consulted with him, and we are both entirely pleased with the valuations you placed upon the pictures.

The photographs also slipped my mind, but I am mailing
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