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This 3-page paper contains a friendly letter from New York artist J. Wells Champney to the Misses Baker and Coleman, followed by a copy of the 2-page letter written to the Editor of the Greenfield Gazette, the local newspaper. Mr. and Mrs. Champney spent part of each year in New York City and part in Deerfield, Massachusetts, where they owned a house on the main street. The letter is dated March 11, 1900, in the middle of the argument about the location of the trolley through Deerfield. Mr. Champney is strongly against the trolley coming down the main street and promises that "no convenience can make amends for the crime of destruction of one of the most beautiful avenues in the world."