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Catalog Number 1977.13.43
Object Name Letter
Accession number 1977.13
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1977.13.43_Hobart Sawtille to Lottie Hewitt (sister)_June 11, 1919_Page 01

Brussels Belgium June 11th [1919] Mrs Lottie Hewitt Have received your kind letter dated May 8th after a long delay it finially arrived. was glad to hear from you indeed as I know how you feel after what has happened and if I can be of any service to you I will be more than glad to do any thing I can to help you. Clyde and I were the best of Pals together most of the time and were bunkies

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until the last. before Clyde was sent to the hospital I sat up and gave him medicine but it didnt seem to help him any so I went to our captain and asked that Clyde be sent to the Base Hospital. that was immediately after we came out of the Argonne drive. I hardly know how to write you as I dont want to make you feel bad, yet at the same time you are very anxious to know and find out all you can about him. Now as to Clyde's belongings. He gave me two little

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watches, a ring, and a little white sack of little trinkets such as officers have and other U.S. pins. He asked that I take care of them and when I returned to the States, give them to you. We were on the Verdun Front (this was later) and preparing to move back in preparation for returning home and I was afraid of loosing them so I gave them to my captain to send you that was about February 19th I believe. why he has never sent them I cannot say but we shall

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find out. I dont believe he could send them directly to you from here. they would have to go through the Govt some way I think and perhaps that is the cause of the delay. You Go to Capt McGee and find out about them. that is my best advice. I am going to visit Clyde's Grave and take some pictures if possible. I shall see too that it is in the best of care before I leave here. We were real buddies together and Clyde seemed

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more than a friend to me. When I have returned home I will tell you lots that I cannot write. I am sure you will be glad to learn anything concerning him. I am here on M.P. duty in Brussels and am having a wonderful time. expect to return home about the last of July. have often wondered if you and your husband have found out about Clyde in any way. that is to say, where he is buried ect. He often spoke of

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his dear sister and Mr Hewitt to me. Certainly will do anything in my power to help you if you will only let me know what it is. Trusting you are all well and happy and wishing many nice things for you all. Sam Clyde's Friend Hobart

From the service of Corporal Clyde Chilson, Battery B., 129th F.A., 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date n.d.
Subjects World War I
Letter Writing
Death & burial
War casualties
Military hospitals
Grave marker
Military discharges