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42 West Fifteenth Street
8th. June 1891

Char. Henry Hart Esq.,
Chairman Committee on Exhibition,
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,

Dear Sir: - 

A slight illness which has seriously disarranged many of my plans is responsible for any neglect in not replying sooner to your letter of formal notification of my election on the jury for your next years exhibition.

I accept with pleasure the honor conferred and will do all in my power to render, as far as my share in the work permits, the exhibition of 1892 a worthy successor to that of this year.

The success of the late exhibition, so greatly due to Mr. Graysons personal influence amongst his New York friends so far as the non-resident exhibit was concerned, will be difficult to eclipse but as nothing succeeds like success next year may continue [[strikethrough]] the [[/strikethrough]] a series commenced in '91.

Personally I must be allowed to consider my election on the jury in company with Mr. Kenyon Cox as a vindication on the part of my compeers of the unwarrantable assault upon a class of art which I greatly esteem and I would therefore be glad if I can in [crossout] any way further the cause of painters courageous enough to paint the nude and to that end if my services are needed in Philadelphia you can command me.

Once more thanking the Academy for this honor and with hearty expression of my personal esteem

I remain, dear Sir, Very Truly Yours, 
Will H. Low
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