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Mr. Gilletts friends should be thankful. He enjoyed life and was fortunate in leaving it in so painless a manner.
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Of course, your action concerning payment made to Sullivan is perfectly right in one sense, the business sense, but if business and morals are really allied then I think, morally, the action was decidedly wrong. However, you know of course, that any action you may decide to take in the premises will never receive an unkind thought from me. I hope God will in his great generosity take pity on the greed of poor misguided old Sullivan. I fancy the new bank is already organized and new intentions and new brooms are nailed
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