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April 2nd 1920

Mr. Clarence H. Mackay
253 Broadway
New York

Dear Sir,-

In regard to the transportation of the 77 cases antique carved stones from Clifton to Roslyn, we have again taken this matter up.

The Staten Island Rapid Transit Railroad informed us some time ago that they could not ship them on account of their value. We of course had not stated to them any value and thereupon informed them that the value was not such as to have prevented us to make similar shipments by freight all over the United States.

We received this morning their letter of April 1st, which we enclose herewith. They state therein the through rate of 21 1/2 cents, provided a release would be given them from any liability. It depends now on what your insurance company says about the release, and we would ask you to submit the matter to them.

We have also inquired for a rate of the American Railroad Express, and they stated as 77[[cent sign]] per 100 lbs. As the whole shipment weights about 30.000 lbs., the cost in this case would be about $220.

Kindly inform us if you have selected either of these two ways of shipment, so that we can give the order accordingly. It might be that you 
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