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[[sheet with folds so that address and part of text show on the same side of the paper when unfolded]]

[[vertical in center of page, with postmarks VENEZIA FRANCE and another illegible one]]

Monsieur
Monsieur John F Kensett
Aux [[Snir]]? de Messr Greene & Cie
Paris, France

[[in pencil]] 1843 Fr 13 Decimes 26 cents [[/in pencil]] [[/vertical]]

how things progress with your friends in N.Y. indeed all the little items you can scrape together.  All my correspondents have deserted me or I them so that I am ignorant of things across the Atlantic.  Tell me likewise of our Paris friends & now my dear fellow as my sheet is full & my time is limited--for the present I must bid you adieu--remember me to Alx & Casilear & Hedlig my respects to all enquiring believe me as ever

       Yours      Rossiter

if you do not wish to use the enclosed check please burn it & advise me--& tell me if Brown colors in tubes can be procured in Paris.
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