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Paris. Good Friday March 26/69

Dear Fanny

I [[strikethrough]] have [[/strikethrough]] got your letter last Sunday afternoon. I was very anxious about it for I knew you would write to me to tell me about Mommy. We are both at work at our schools. Bill is at Yvon's & likes it very much.  [strikethrough] l [/strikethrough] I was wondering till I got here whether Bill & I would do better to [strikethrough] sta [[/strikethough]] take a studio between us or stay [[strikethrough]] with [[/strikethrough]]in Crepon's studio [[strikethrough]] till [[/strikethrough]] at least till [[Sautai?]] [[strikethrough]] came [[/strikethrough]] back from Italy. When we went to see Crepon he received us not over warmly [[strikethrough]] & [[/strikethrough]], Bill Sartain especially coldly. Next day I wentover there to cover some canvasses & when I got nearly through Crepon said My! how strong that paint smells I'm afraid it will hurt the boy & give him colics. So I took up my canvasses & carried them back to the canvass shop. Next day I told him it was indifferent to us whether we staid with him or took a studio to ourselves, so he thought we had better take one ourselves [[strikethrough]] for [[/strikethrough]] on our account & on that of his wife & boy. This was very sensible & just & we are all better pleased than if we had staid together. But there was no occasion for [[strikethrough]]such [[/strikethrough]] any exhibition of coolness & he should have [[strikethrough]] let me speak [[/strikethrough]] had a little patience & let me speak my intentions & wishes before discovering any humor or [[insertion]] should [[/insertion]] have spoken himself. When I took my studio in West St. first I asked him to [[strikethrough]] come in [[/strikethrough]] stay with me for company & he came up for he was living on the ground floor & the water was streaming always down the walls so that the doctor said they would die if they staid there & he & his wife & child all staid in my studio except to sleep & I was very glad to have them there
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