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Catalog Number 2000.14.18
Object Name Letter
Accession number 2000.14
Description Full transcription of text follows:

[page 1] July 1, 1918 Dearest Babe Just a few lines as I am over in New York making arrangements to get my Co. Fund "over there". I sent you a night letter tonight Hope to get an answer tomorrow. your letter which you addressed to Camp Merritt came O.K. But Babe it did not sound just right. Aren't you satified there I will be worried to death if I think they are not treating you right.

[page 2] I love you to much for you to be mistreated and you let me know and if you are get some nice little school Girl & move over to Excelsior or down to Orrick or Better still live with Lizzie. I will make the arrangements with her as soon as you let me know. I expect to sail in 3 or 4 days not official but rumored I am ready, if I can get

[page 3] there & get back there sooner the better for Dearie I miss you so much and know you need the Love & Care that I can give you. And no one else will do. But Babe you are a Brave Little Girl & do all you can to be happy without me. I know you have a whole lot to contend with and I have to. My men and all that. But try to be Brave & Help me to come

[page 4] back to you again. so we may live a Happier life than we have if possible to do so. I have tried to be all to you that I ever promised and you have been more to me than you ever promised me. But some sweet day I will come back. And Little C. J. Jr. will be our pride & joy if you can only bring him into this old cruel world to us. May God help you to bear all. And I will do all I can to

[page 5] be Brave all for you & "(him)" Babe write me long letters But know you will. And try to Be Brave. All my Love & a million kisses. Yours Always Answer this as C.E.F. But spelled out Love xxxx CJ Minick

From the service of Clarence James Minick, Mexican Border Service, Company B, 11th Infantry and the World War I Services, 361st Infantry, 91st Division.
Date July 1, 1918
Year Range from 1918
Year Range to 1918
People Minick, Clarence James
Subjects World War I
Letters (Home)
Love letters
Military travel