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Seaouke Yue - 2. American art collectors of good standing and the leading educators in all useful fields agree fully with the statements so clearly expressed in your intelligent paper--I shall permit many of my friends to read the essay. When Peace terms now under consideration at Paris shall have been established, free intercourse between nations will be enjoyed and I trust, that far better ships will be in service on the Pacific to handle the rapidly increasing trade of the Far East and America. But I must not dwell too long on future uncertainties, so I turn to your good letter of November 25th (which would have been answered earlier but for a recent illness which delayed personal attention to numerous duties including correspondence) with its interesting account of your recent purchases. The Tang and Sung paintings, the ancient jades and bronzes, the early potteries and the large Yin-tsing bowl of the Sung Dynasty all excite delightful expectations--and I am looking forward to their arrival in Detroit with unusual interest. As stated in my earlier letters I am quite willing to have these fine art objects shipped to my address at Detroit as per shipping directions sent herein. When the objects reach Detroit I will have them unpacked in my galleries and will personally examine all such specimens as
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