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January 24, 1906.

My dear Mr. Freer:

Accompanying my formal letter transmitting to you a resolution of the Regents accepting the tender of your art collections to the Smithsonian Institution, I wish to express my sincere personal gratification at the happy outcome of the negotiations had between yourself and the Institution.

I want to re-echo to you the sentiment expressed informally by a member of the Regents, that you may