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^[[LETTER # [[circled]] 40 [[/circled]] ]]

[[handwritten letter on printed letterhead from:
Registered in London 16 June 1898
Venise, le]] July 7/99

My Dear Colonel -
I have purchased a small porcelain figure of 18th Century manufacture and have arranged with Antonio Carrer to forward the same to your address in bond, via M.D.J.Co. from N.Y.
   Will you kindly clear the same on arrival and have Aikman care for the same pending my return- It is very fragile and it might be well to have Harry present when the package
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