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Date: November 7th 1918
Aunt Madge

[transcription provided by collection donor]

Nov. 7th, 1918

Dear Auntie Madge,

At the commencement of my letter I must ask you to excuse the paper. It is all I have just now. We have just come back to rest and when we got in I received the socks and cigarrettes. It was just what I wanted for I was out of both. We have been chasing Fritz for such a long time that none of us have been able to get anything in that line. We have had a glorious time this last few weeks. I went through with the scouts and in one big town, another man and myself were the very first in. We ran Fritz right out of the town and the civillians came running out with cakes and wine. They kissed us all and were wild with joy. In two minutes I lost all my badges and we were nearly pulled to pieces. There were lots of fine girls and we did not mind it at all. Well since we came back we have got all the news and it sure looks good. I guess it is too much to expect to be home by Xmas, but We are all certain it is going to be all over by then. Will you tell Mother. I am not writing her to-night but if possible to-morrow. I think we are out for a good long rest and it would not surprise me if hostilities ceased before we go in again. If not, there is nothing to worry about for all there is to this old war now is running Fritz. Well Auntie, that is about all I have for to-night. So I will close now, Wishing you and Uncle Jack a Very Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year.

Best Love to all
Your affectionate Nephew