January 19, 1928
Mr. Duncan Phillips
Phillips Memorial Gallery
Washington, .D. C.
I have the honor to inform you that the painting, The Lafayette, by John Sloan, offered as a gift to the Museum by friends of the artist, was accepted by the Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art at their meeting held January 16, 1928.
May I beg you to convey to the donors the thanks of the Trustees for this generous gift.
[signed]H. W. Kent
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