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to think of the amount of 
studio work - I have engaged
to do this season.
The system Artists have
adopted of making auction
sales of pictures on every occasion
does a vast deal towards making
their works appear of little
value in the eyes of the public.
The "Jerusalem" has been
seasoning for months.  I 
painted upon it to- [[strikethrough]] do [[/strikethrough]] day
The first time for two weeks.
Where do you buy your
writing paper?  Your letter
appeared to be written on a
later style of papyrus than
we clodhoppers have had access
          I am sincerely
     Frederic E. Church
   [[stamped]] ARCHIVES   
               OF AMERICAN 
                ART  [[/stamped]]
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