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Catalog Number 1996.51.136BV
Object Name Letter
Accession number 1996.51
Description Full transcription of text follows:

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France, December 31, 1917 Dear Butch & Harvey- There are a very few minutes left before a roll call - so I am afraid this will be short. The "Bull" came through fine - am smoking some of it now. I don't know how to thank you other than merely to say "Thanks" so there it is. You know how much it was appreciated. It would seem more dangerous to stay at home and play with Dynamite then come over here. You certainly have had a tough time of it with the broken arm, Butch - but I am hoping that by now it is all well again. Next time I'll bet the spark-lever is retarded. Our cars kick too. One of them broke two Frenchmen's right arms before

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it started one morning. They are certainly hard to roll there cold days. If we leave at 3:00, we get out of beg at midnight or 1:00 to start thawing out - and then the convoy is usually about an hour late. There is no news. Am working hard and trying to keep well. Have plenty to eat all the time and had a splendid Christmas thanks to many kind people at home. Will try to write a real letter soon - but can't promise anything. Hope that neither you nor Ramsey have to spend winter over here. They say there is three more months of it. Your brother- Ned.

From the service of James E. (Ned) Henschel, Co. B Reserve Mallet--French Army, American Field Service, Quartermaster Corps, General Hdgts., and Motor Transport Co. 831.
Date December 31, 1917
Year Range from 1917
Year Range to 1917
People Henschel, James (Ned) Edward
Subjects World War I
Letters (Home)
Cigarettes
Tobacco
Family
Automobile driving