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April 27th,1917

James Deering, Esq.,
Miami, Fla.,

My dear Mr. Deering,

Pray, accept my thanks for your reply dated 24th inst., to my letters of the 13th and the 17th insts.

You are quite right in thinking that my countrymen do not need at present, I am sorry to say, harvesting machinery, but are in immediate need of shovels, spades and plows. I deeply regret that your great firm does not manufacture plows, because I knew that if it did, you will  be only too willing to do your share to help where it is so terribly needed. I am greatly obliged to you for giving me the names of the firms who manufacture plows and hope that my appeal will not remain without a prompt respond.

I should be leaving New York for Europe May 12th and hope that it may be my privilege to see you before that date as I feel quite certain that you will be only too glad to discuss these matters with me and perhaps give me some valuable information.

Sincerely yours,
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