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


August 30/1917- Mother dear- I have just a few minutes before they call lights out in which to say "goodnight". The long-lost trip arrived at last and it was a real one. We left at some early hour (long before dawn) carried seventy-fives and returned at about nine tonight. A pretty long drive. I have just finished carrying


gasoline and brushing off the mud and dust - so that old twenty-two is already for the inspector again - and I am all ready for bed. I hope that they keep us busy from now on and that the repos is not only broken but ended. Although tired - I think the fellows are more contented than they have been for a week. Rest


is all right - but when given in large doses - much worse than a little too much work. Lots of love. Will try to write a regular letter tomorrow. 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 August 30,1917
Year Range from 1917
Year Range to 1917
People Henschel, James (Ned) Edward
Subjects World War I
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