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Letter May 22, 1918: "I wish you would send me that weekly edition of the Baltimore Sun after I get over..."

YMCA
“WITH THE COLORS’

May 22, 18

Dear Mama

I believe we get on the boat today and will probably leave soon afterwards.  I haven’t heard a word from you except those two telegrams.  110 more words

Baltimore

Undated Letter, May 1918: "We leave very soon so there is no chance of my getting home."

Camp Merritt, N.J.

Dear Mama,

We leave very soon so there is no chance of my getting home.  I have everything I need for the present and will let you know if there is anything you can send me. 62 more words

Baltimore

Letter May 19, 1918: "They won't give us passes for more than 24 hours and it takes me six hours on the train each way..."

Camp Merritt
May 19, 1918

Dear Mama,

I suppose you got my telegram.  They won’t give us passes for more than 24 hours and it takes me six hours on the train each way so you see I would have a very little time at home.  368 more words

Baltimore

Letter May 15, 1918: "We may be put on a boat as soon as we arrive...[or] we may stay here for 3 weeks or a month..."

May 15th 1918

Dear Mama

We are just outside New York now.   We have been on a switch in Jersey City for an hour and it is now half past four so I don’t know when we will get to camp which is about 10 miles off.  100 more words

Baltimore

Letter May 11, 1918: "We will be about three hundred miles south of Paris..."

YMCA

May 11 ’18

Dear Mama,

We had an exam to see who would go to the school of fire in France and I passed.  I don’t know when we leave or where we sail from and I wouldn’t say anything about it to anyone but if you don’t hear from me for some time you will know why.  185 more words

Baltimore