Mr. Wilkens, from Cape Charles, was down here to see his son who is in this company and he had first come from Washington, and says that he can get his boy home. He said that Father would have to put the application in at that end or rather go before the Local Exemption Board and swear that I was needed at home, and make affidavits. Then forward it to the War Department and then it would come to the camp. Tell Father to do it at once. What has he done in regard to it? I can't do anything here. If he can't get any information of the Board tell him to write the War Department and find out the necessary information Mr. Wilkins said that he thought he could get one for four or five months. No more news so will close with love to all. Your loving son, Fred.