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Letter from Manne (Mannevillette Elihu Dearing Brown), to his sister (Mrs. Corinna E. Aldrich). He says he will have to stay in Venice somewhat longer than he wanted, because he has lost some paintings that were paid for but not delivered, and he has to re-do them because he can't afford to pay the people back. He then discusses the house he is staying at in Venice, and the peculiarity of Italian morality, where it is perfectly acceptable for a married woman to have a lover, as long as she is faithfull to the lover. Then he writes about Venetian gondolas, again comparing them to Indian birch canoes. He begs his sister Ellen (Mrs. Anderson) to write to him, and also George (Brown) and Corinna (Mrs. C. E. Aldrich), who he says does not write him often enough.