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Pray offer my apologies to Mr. Allen for the trouble I am giving him, and accept my best thanks for your kind courtesy - Very faithfully yours
J McNeill Whistler
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Oct. 5. 1891.
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Dear M[[superscript]]r[[/superscript]]
Bigelow - You tell me that your friend M[[superscript]]r[[/superscript]]. Fred. Allen, of New York, upon the representations of Sheridan Ford, sent over the sum of one hundred pounds, to be paid by him to me - as an inducement to close with him, accepting his proposal to lecture, paint and generally "tour" in America, under the management of a syndicate in which M[[superscript]]r[[/superscript]]. Allen was interested - 
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