May 23rd, 1919
Just a few lines to let you know that I am on my way back. I think I will land in Halifax sometime tomorrow if we have any luck. We have a good fast boat, Aquitania, a Cunard liner and we have had very poor weather, very rough most of the way. Everyone sick, about 6000 troops aboard, also 1000 passengers.
There is a friend of mine by the name of Bagley. He was going to call and see you. I wrote to you nearly two weeks ago telling you he is a plumber and he belongs to the Southern States. He is going to try to get a job in Boston and he is alright.
Well, Mother told me in her last letter that you will all be home this summer. I guess I will have to stay there a while to see if I can get some grits into me, but this trip is doing me a lot of good, as they are feeding us pretty good, the first for a long time. I do not know how long I will be in Halifax, as I did not get settled up yet. I did not have any money for three months. They were scared to give us any as there was a wild bunch in Winchester.
Give my best regards to all. Hoping to see you all again soon.
From your brother,