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February 1st

An ancient native family who lived very close to Li Hung Chang, and who after his death pledged their Bronze Collection as collateral for advances, made by Sassoon & Co. must pay interest on Feby. 1st, and from this collection I am buying a few marvels of early bronze.  So, although money slips rapidly through my fingers, its equivalent will be hung on to. 
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I have read carefully Mr Loyster's letter and your own kind reference to the Currie matter, and feel that I understand the present situation very clearly.  In deciding, in my
behalf, to pay 25% of the cost of [[strikeout]] the cost [[/strikeout]] ^[[the]] Hendrie-Newberry intervention you did quite as I would have done had I been at home - another favor for which I am greatly obliged.  A letter mailed by George 
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