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for yourself and to speak a word to His Majesty
that the order for the Custom House order be given at once.
You will greatly oblige the Committee & myself through this
kindness. In order not to hurt Hamdy, who did not
want any interference from the Legation, I place myself
on the position that they have sent the antiquities as they
promised, and that you only thank him once more for this
courtesy, as I am not in Constantinople myself, to do so.

The tablet I bought for you in Constant. goes to
Mrs. Terrell to-morrow with a translation and exact

As soon as our boxes are here, I will send the formal
application to our Board, to send some ^antiquities to Texas
for your courtesy. Please write me the
exact address of that University.

With Mrs Hilprecht's best wishes for yourself
and Madam, and with our compliments to Mr
& Mrs Short, Dr Long and other American friends

I am always with gratitude

yours sincerely

H. V. Hilprecht

My book for His Majesty
and the copy for yourself will have
reached you, I trust, by this time.
Possibly the copy for His Majesty will arrive a little later owing to the especial
binding needed.

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