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Grand Hotel Continental
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Port-Said [[/preprinted]] Jan 22nd/07

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My dear Colonel,

A heavy storm has delayed the arrival of our steamer, so I have time to acknowledge your cablegram of the 19th, inst. which was repeated to me here by the Credit Lyonnais from Cairo.

It reads:

"Smith elected Senator
Thon."

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