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Catalog Number 1986.213.63
Object Name Letter
Accession number 1986.213
Description Full transcription of text follows:

[jhockaday_0063_0001]

August 12th., 1918. Rice R. Miner, Queogue, [Long Island, New York] My Dear Rice:- I am, herewith, enclosing a copy of a letter which I received a couple of days ago from Burnham, and I thought you all would be interested in reading same. It was awful sweet and kind of Edith to write him, and you can see that the boy appreciated it. I just received, a few moments ago, the following telegram from Irving from Plattsburg, N.Y. :- “Reliable information Burnham is in action with British near Amiens”. Just what information or where he got it I don’t know, but presume I will get a letter from Irving in the next day or two advising me. You all gave Grace a beautiful time, and she thoroughly enjoyed every minute of her stay and talks constantly of the kind treatment and of the lovely things you did for her. We are certainly having some terrific weather here, and I am certainly sorry she came back so soon. Hoping you are well, and with a heart full of love for each one of you, I am, in haste, Yours truly, RMH-MS

From the service of James Kellogg Burnham Hockaday, First Lieutenant, 354th Infantry, 89th Division.
Date August 12, 1918
Year Range from 1918
Year Range to 1918
People Hockaday, James Kellogg Burnham
Subjects World War I
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