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[[pencil note in top right corner]] LETTER #25 [[/note]]

                         On Board S.S. Chusan
                             March 25th / 95
[[pencil note]] Advise not consider this letter [[/note]]

Dear Mr. Hecker
The day before leaving Calcutta I received your letter of Feby. 16th/ and was delighted to learn that you had secured an order for 1500 Box cars from the N.Y. C & H. R.R.d.  It seems like old times to read of such a contract, but when gotten under existing business conditions it's not only of great importance to our Co. but to our men also.  You must have enjoyed overcoming the competition of 

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Transcription Notes:
I changed "exciting" to "existing"

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