He had been an invalid for a long period, during which time his affectionate son Abe had ministered to him with true filial love and never dying affection. He was much respected by a large circle of endeared friends, who now mourn his loss.
A very difficult situation has arisen regarding your beautiful statue of Paul Robeson, which the Sculptors' Committee of the Philadelphia Art Alliance was so eager to have for the exhibition in Rittenhouse Square. It did not, of course, occur to us that there would be any objection to showing a nude figure of a well-known person. The executive committee, however, expressed their apprehension of the consequences of exhibiting such a figure in a public square, especially the figure of a Negro, as the colored problem seems to be unusually great in Philadelphia.