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Date: August 3rd 1917
Mr. Irwin and Family
Iden Bonds

Aug 3,rd: 1917

My dear Mr Irwin & family

Just a line to you in answer to your welcome letter (of July 8th) & circular to the boys & I was very much pleased to hear from you

I guess some of our letters do go astray & I would like to know if you got the photo that I sent to you in one of the letters that I have written. Well I am pleased to know that you can enter into the spirit of the boys & God knows they can do with encouragement these days. Well we have started another kick at old Fritz, but the weather is all against us it started raining on Monday & this is Friday & raining still & doesn’t look like letting up at all yet. Well Sir I must not grumble these days we have had now nearly 2 weeks sent away from the noise & racket of Gun fire somewhere in France & I can tell you I was just about ready for it. Well Sir I am pleased to know that you see the wife & kiddies sometimes because I guess the poor lass gets downhearted at times & needs a little encouragement she as a big responsibility, but I guess she is pretty plucky & I can tell you that I am proud of her. Well Sir give my love & respects to the boys & tell them to keep working hard & also accept my kind regards for yourself & wife so I will have to close

Yours sincerely Iden

P.s. Please let me know how Karl is getting along as I have had no answer from him yet, & also tell him that my words of good luck go with him & also that he as my sympathy over there as they treat the men rotten amongst that bunch

I am also pleased that Garlick as got the position at Kingston but the other man I have no sympathy at all as he always said when he got to England that he would never see France cold feet suffering

That’s all I can think of it. Well good bye to you all

From yours

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