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Mr. Berg-

be repaired. It is true, that I occasionally do loan from my collection for near-by exhibitions wherein I believe that the risk is minimized, but in the future, I shall never consent to sending from my collection to exhibitions as far away as yours is to be. Naturally, I should like to co-operate with your splendid efforts which are entitled to every assistance possible, but, I believe, that you will now understand my position more clearly, and I trust you will agree, that I am doing only the right thing.

I appreciate your invitation to attend the exposition, and if I should be in America when it occurs, and if I can spare the time to do so, I shall certainly consider the journey, but I must tell you in advance, that the chances are very much against it.

Believe me, with kindest regards,
Very sincerely yours,
Charles L. Freer