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22 July1918
exact date of 22 of July 1918
day of the month 22 July 1918
calendar day - 07 of July year - 1918
month of Julydecade of the 1910s.
1900s century

To: Mother and Dad Driscoll
Dubuque, ~259 Kaufman Avenue.

From: Private Lewis Driscoll First Recuit Company
Fort William, Maine.


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Dear Mother

Received two letters and papers Was pleased as always to hear from you Also received a nice long letter from Hazel day before yesterday Well we certainly are getting a good work out now

Everyday we go on a hike for about miles We have to carry our rifles and a pack weighing about lbs and take it from me when a fellow walks for some time and earned back the while outfit weighs about lbs But it will all become easier everyday Glad to hear that Ollie is up and around Tell Uncle Graham that is the only thing we dont

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to do in the army and that is fit up gardens If I were you I would have nothing to do with that said relation and why isnt that Dad doesnt say something If I were home they would sure find out that there was just as much and more backbone in me than the both of them put together

Just let the idea leave your mind and if they ring again tell them you are too busy to put up with a lot of somebody elses business that you have enough to fo to sweep one own door step We are sure having ideal weather up her now there woolen uniforms certainly feel good with all of this

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Too bad about Ed Rens Guess he looks like a regular business man with his misplaced eyebrow Yesterday evening new recruits came in here from Jefferson Barracks and they sure were a terrible site They were three days on the road and no water on the train

Tomorrow they were going to take a photo of B battery if I will appear on the pictures OK I will take one and send it home Then you will be able to see how large a company or battery I am in and then there are several more bailers here besides are ballery with just as many men About the Sister guess she is visiting her relations in Chicago She generally goes there every summer

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a few days Guess you will receive a letter or said from her How is Carl acting since Sis has been gone or dont you ever hear from him Ring him up and give him my regards

Guess Dad must be kept good and busy with his work until he gets all straightened out So George and John and the rest of the same old brunch with him or are they changed Well did Mr Taylor go too Well Mother guess you will be tired with all the questions So will write again tomorrow Give my best to all the relations and answer soon Remaining

Your Loving Son

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