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[[page is folded in half, horizontally, with the end of one letter in the top portion and a further letter written in the lower half]] [[top half of page]] 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 [[diagonal line drawn under signature]] Oct. 5. 1891. [[/top half of page]] [[bottom half of page]] [[stamped]]FEINBERG[[/stamped]] 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 - [[pre-printed in gold, seen vertically in right hand margin]] 21, CHEYNE WALK, CHELSEA. [[/pre-printed in gold, seen vertically in right hand margin]] [[/bottom half of page]]
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