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Date: July 8th 1917

July 8

Rain all morning.

Not much work done. The Maj. General was over the line & pronounced himself as satisfied. And now for the raid. To make it short, it was a complete success in every way. Not one hitch. From the time the first rocket went up to the finish every thing went as ordered. A very low estimate of enemy killed would be 75 and we had 35 prisoners including 1 officer and 1 machine gun. Our casualties were 1 killed and 21 wounded mostly slightly. It was a complete surprise to the enemy and one he will not forget in a hurry.

Col. Patterson deserves a lot of credit and I do hope he will get what is due him.

I forgot to mention the Gen. Seeley comes back on Thursday the 10th. Well I have made up my mind to not stay when he returns. I am quite sure I would only get into trouble and would never feel easy under his command knowing he is not to be trusted. He is the kind of man who pats you on the back and at the same time knifes you. I want nothing to do with him. I have discovered him now in several lies not only about me but about other people. I have applied to return to England at the same time if humanly possible I am going to make every effort to secure another place in France.

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