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System Number: 11316
Date: [January 1887/1888][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: William Ayerst Ingram[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 11/1044/2
Document Type: TLc[3]

The hand of the great is hard to decipher my dear Ingram - I wrote valiant lieutenant - not obedient - Valour is a virtue obedience is without saying:

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1.  [January 1887/1888]
This is a response to a letter from Ingram querying JW's writing in an earlier letter, and is dated from references to an proposed exhibition of JW's work at the Society of British Artists (#11315) .

2.  William Ayerst Ingram
William Ayerst Ingram (1855-1913), marine and landscape painter [more]. This letter was reconstructed by Ingram from memory. JW had used similar words in another letter to Ingram, #11315.

3.  TLc
Ingram noted at the end of the document: 'I have lost the original, but read it only a few months ago and am pretty sure of the characteristic reply'.