Somewhere near Doullens, 9/11/1918

Somewhere in France

September 11th, 1918

Dear sister Madaline:

Nothing much to write about except that I am in the best of health and enjoying my rest while in our rest camp.  In todays mail I received five letter from you dated July 30, 31 Aug 1, 5 +7.  I also received your cable gram while at the front and honestly it surely did make me feel fine.  At first I was afraid to open it but courage then came. I thought at first it might be ill luck from home but when I saw “Love from home” you can imagine how happy I was.  Since my stay in france quite a few of my friends have been faithful to me by writing me quite often but one girl that I am about to refer to is the young girl from Glendale.  I think you remember the short blond girl her name is Anna Westrich.  I invited her up to see you for I think you will take a liking to her.  I am going to try and persuade her to pay you a visit.  Priscilla has written twice every week since I have been away.  Has she been up to see you since I’ve been away.

Guess I will close now and write again tomorrow.  I am.

Your Brother

Joe

Corp. J. Maus

105 U.S. Inf. Co A.

American E. F.

A.P.O 748

Love to you all.

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  1. Funny when you think they faced death every day and yet he was afraid to open a letter.


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