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Catalog Number 1982.83.55a
Object Name Letter
Accession number 1982.83
Description Full transcription of text follows:

[wshaw_0055_0001]

January 14-18 Dear Ma - : I am sending you $21 pay Clyde 16 and keep the rest for your birthday. I am well we are haveing warmer weather now. had rain We are very busy I heard from Pearl

[wshaw_0055_0002]

she is well. I am glad Somers is getting on well with her lessons no I dont think the war will be over very soon I think we are going to the Front soon I am shure I dont know why some of the boys can write more I try and keep within the limits of what the order that stated what we could write I cant write any more and keep within the law and I am shure I wouldent relish a court martial. If I get a chance

[wshaw_0055_0003]

I will get some pictures taken of myself hope you got the one I sent. I may not write for a while. I rec’d a nice box from L. Shaw and Verna W. Well I must close I give my best regards to all. Walter We all wear caps now. [censor signature

From the service of Private Walter G. Shaw, 18th Infantry Band, 1st Division. With band tour of Italy 2-3/18. Gassed at Cantigny 5/4/18. Died at No. Charpentry in the Argonne.
Date January 14, 1918
Year Range from 1918
Year Range to 1918
People Shaw, Walter
Subjects World War I
Letters (Home)
Weather
Paydays
War
Writing
Family
Pictures