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that I must forget the incident and take the bureau back to Paris.

After all, you are a banker and such an intelligent man, and you must understand that if I sell you in Francs at 14 Francs to the dollar, I must have more than a business desire if I take your own piece of furniture back at such a high price as the one I have proposed, especially as I do not like it at all, and you know that very well.

Shall I have the pleasure to see you before I leave? I should be delighted. Perhaps will you come in again and shake hands with me, which would do me a great pleasure. Please note that I will not be in New York on Tjursday so I am going to Tuxedo, and I leave Saturday morning early.

Kindly remember me to your dear father and give him my best love, also to your dear mother and tell them how sorry I am not to be able to go and see them once more but I really have not the time.

Please tell Mr. Felix Werburg that I am awfully sorry not to have seen him as I would have been so pleased to shake hands with him.

Believe me, my dear Mr. Schiff,

Very sincerely yours,
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