218th O. Battallion C.E.F.
No. 2 Coy. Orderly Room
April 18th, 1916
Shall try to answer your very welcome letter which I got last night. I am doing this in duty hours but there is not any thing to do just now so I though that I might as well make the best of the time and write to you.
I shall send you $100.00 with this. This is considerably less than I thought that I owed you and I would like to send you more now but you know that I owe Earl a lot and he needs the money, so I think it is my duty to be just before I am generous.
I have been here in the Orderly Room most of the time since I came in for duty. Have been trying to get a transfer to the 66th so that I could go with Will but have not got there yet and they say that the 66th is leaving next Saturday. One of the captains told me last Thursday that I was transferred to the 66th and they took a list of the things I had had issued to me, but that is as far as it has gone. So I am not sure yet that I am going to go with Will’s Batt.
This Battalion is moving to new quarters today and I expect that we will be pretty busy in a little while. In fact there is a couple of jobs waiting for me now so I guess I must stop and get at them. Shall try to write to father before I leave if I go with the 66th and soon if I don’t.
I hope that you are all well and that you will have a pleasant Easter with Cecil at home.
Your Loving Son.