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Sept. 5th       [[typewritten]]Copied for Mr. B. 9/20/05 -- [[/typewritten]]
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MESNIL - BEAUFRESNE
FRESNEAUX - MONTCHEVREUIL
MESNIL - THERIBUS (OISE) [[/pre-printed header]]

[[Blue pre-printed oblong stamp with numbers & B handwritten in blue pencil]]
LETTER.......13
DIVISION.....B
FILE No......64 [[/pre-printed stamp]]


Dear M Beatty

I have long been wanting to write to you, & have hardly known how. It is so long ago that I had the pleasure of meeting you in Paris that you may have forgotten the conversations we had at that time. I then tried to explain to you my ideas, principles I ought to say, in regard to jurys of artists, I have never served because I could never reconcile it to my conscience to be the means of shutting the door in the face of a fellow
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