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an example that I believe will grow to be followed by inscribing on every [[strikethrough]] thing [[/strikethrough]] canvas I sell something like this - "The purchaser of this picture gets it on the condition that he promises that no so called restoration [[strikethrough] of [[/strikethrough]] ^[[insert]] whatsoever [[/insert]] shall [[underline]] ever [[/underline]] be done upon it beyond washing it with liquids no stronger than soap and water."

   Well I didn't mean that this announcement should happen to end this epistle but Gladys is clamoring for all letters 'ashore that's going ashore' as she starts in a foot of fresh snow for the mail.  Wishing you and your sister Ella the Annual good wishes 
Yours always  Abbott H. Thayer Dec 26

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