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Ce Vendredi 3 Mai
Je dois revoir aujourd'hui à 2h. - la personne dont je vous ai parlé - Si vous pouvez prendre la peine de venir voir mes bronzes ce matin - comme vous en avez exprimé l'intention, pourriez-vous m'apporter quelques renseignements precis [sic] sur votre affaire [p. 2] l'acte d'appel a-t-il été signifié?
Agreez, Monsieur et Maître, l'expression de mes sentiments les plus distingués
B de Courrière
9 rue de Varenne
I must return to see the person of whom I spoke to you at 2 o’clock - If you could take the trouble to come and see my bronzes this morning - as you expressed the intention to do, could you bring me some precise information on your case. [p. 2] Has the attestation of appeal been notified?
Accept Sir and Master, the expression of my most distinguished sentiments
B de Courrière
1. 3 May 
The third of May fell on a Friday in 1895, and fits with the context of the Eden trial.
Possibly JW's appeal in his dispute with Sir William Eden (1849-1915), painter and collector [more], over possession of Brown and Gold: Portrait of Lady Eden (YMSM 408). The Eden v. Whistler trial opened at the Civil Tribunal on 6 March 1895. The verdict on 13 March went against JW, who appealed to the Cour de Cassation. The appeal opened on 17 November 1897, and on 2 December JW won his case and was permitted to keep the picture provided that he did not 'make use of it, public or private'. JW published his account of the affair in Whistler, James McNeill, Eden versus Whistler: The Baronet and the Butterfly. A Valentine with a Verdict, Paris and New York, 1899 [GM, A.24]. In a final appeal in April 1900 Eden was ordered to pay all expenses.