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aggravating manner. 
And yet, this man - or, to be more carefully correct - the publisher, necessarily stands between me & the public. I cannot publish my plates without the aid of his machinery. Naturally, he buys his grist where he can get it cheapest. In the case of the Huntington etching, I could only interest a publisher by sharing the risks with him. 
     Excuse this lengthy groan. Perhaps it makes more plain to you how much gratification your note has given to me  - 
             Very Truly Yours
             James D. Smillie
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With this I will send a little circular issued by the Publishers in which is embodied a note from Mr. Huntington in which he pays an unusual tribute to the etcher -- quite in line with some of your expressions. 
     In the N.Y. Tribune of To-day - in the Art column - Mr. Ripley Hitchcock pays his respects to "The Goldsmith's Daughter". 
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