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Date: September 8th 1918

Rochelle, Ill.
Sept. 8, 1918

My dear wonderful girl;

I know dear – When I returned from teacher's institute, and Helen told me I was numb but the next day your sister let me read your letters, your beautiful letters, and I was ashamed that I had for a minute felt pity. Margaret you're noble! I knew you'd rise to the occasion but you've risen above it dear and already thinking of others. God give you strength to stay the way you are and as you say, "Carry On". You've taken the best from your life and grown beautiful and sweet from it. I wish I could be more like you. Your friendship has always been an inspiration to me Margaret and I thank God for it. Only yesterday I was very much depressed and sad and your letters lifted me up and gave me courage.

I think you must have been the dearest sweetheart that God ever gave a man and I know that your letters must have made life very sweet for Murray. I wish I had known him - as I feel I do.

We are preparing for work again. School begins here tomorrow and Helen leaves in a couple of weeks. She will be at Illinois, you know.

I will be so glad to hear from you when you feel like writing, dear.

As ever your friend,

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