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on March 8th, at which time it is likely the gift will either be accepted or declined.  I think, however, there is little probability of the gift being refused.  The leading newspapers of the country have treated the matter with unexpected liberality and breadth of vision and while of course the Committee are entirely incompetent to judge of the art value of the collections, the Board of Regents itself will probably be favorably influenced by the attitude of the leading papers of the country.
   Affairs at the office are moving along all right and Mr. Kennedy is keeping you informed of your correspondence and business details.
   With all good wishes to yourself and Henry, believe me,
                    Yours very sincerely,
                     Charles L. Freer

Colonel Frank J. Hecker,
  c/o Brown, Shipley & Co.,
   123 pall Mall
    London, England.
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