Letter from Ralph N. Derrickson to Mary G. Derrickson, 7 or 8 August 1918
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paid you what I owe you, you must take out of my allotment what you and Helen need and if there is any left over please put it in the bank for me. Everything possible is done for the soldiers here and the food is excellent and they all seem to be very well contented, but they all want to finish the war quick and get back to the states. Well Mamma I must close with best love to all and hoping to hear from you all real soon. Your Loving son Ralph Lt R. N. D. Co. L 113th Inf, American Ex. F., Via New York A.P.O. 765 P.S. I am certainly glad you took a chance at my address and wrote to me. Ralph