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The Plaza
FIFTH AVENUE 58TH TO 59TH STREETS
AT CENTRAL PARK
THE GREENBRIER
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. VA.
NEW YORK

CABLE ADDRESS PLAZA NEW YORK
TELEPHONE 1740 PLAZA

[[image - exterior drawing of the Plaza Hotel]] 
FRED STERRY MANAGING DIRECTOR
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January 29, 1917.

Mr. Seaonke Yue,
No. 3 Newchang Road,
Shanghai, China.

Dear Mr. Yue,

I have enjoyed looking at the five scroll paintings belonging to the gentleman of Peking and would like to add them to my collection, but cannot pay the price asked. For the entire lot consisting of the following paintings:

- Hoe Cheng ^[[ Landscape with many men and animals ]]
Liang Kai - Animals
Li Sung - Hunting Scene
Ming Ti - Landscape
Chien Shan Chil - Flowers

I offer the sum of sixty-five hundred ($6,500) dollars, payable in American gold on receipt of the paintings in Detroit.  This price to hold open until April 15th, 1917.

If my offer is accepted, the paintings should be carefully shipping in a tin lined case via steamer to San Francisco and from there to Detroit by Wells Fargo Express.  A Consular invoice should be obtained in Shanghai from the
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