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temperaments, who found much in each others natures of inspiration and help. I found comfort in the well written newspaper clippings you so thoughtfully sent me. Constantinople interests me, and I feel could be made a most beautiful city with keener appreciation of cleanliness and greater civic pride. Still, with its drawbacks it is still one of the handsomest of citys.

After careful thinking, I called upon Mr. Leishman our Ambassador, whom I fancy you know.

He received me most cordially without introductions, which I purposely have not yet presented. He gave me an hour at the Embassy, a fine luncheon at his club and tomorrow I am to spend the day (July 4th) at his country home up the Bosphorus. I told him fully about my purchase of the sculptures and their seizure
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