‘Goya as no pardon has been offered, a deal can only be arranged if a guarantee is forthcoming. If you can assure me that £30,000 can be got from exhibition, or that you can get Gallery permission to continue exhibition until a minimum of £30,000 is taken – you will get the portrait. If in your power to promise such, you may wish to publicise openly, or I will accept an obvious message in personal column of Daily Mirror signed Whitfield. The morning after public or private message appears, you will receive a letter informing you to pick up Goya.’