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Letter, 19 May 1918, from Harvey L. Parker

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this is bad writing but some times I can not think very good [page] #5 to see Him a bit I shall write him a letter at once oh how I wish I could be their I would show them a trick or two in a jiffy Mother I do not know when I can come home for haven't got enought money & if I had it the trip would cost me about 50.00 of corse you and Vernon togather sent 20.00 but some scoundrel stole part of my money out of my pocket one night some boys down here have lost much as 50 & 100 at a time when thay were asleep we have all kinds of crooks and Gamblers here in the army theas rounders and bad ones make it hard over