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Mr. W. L. Bryan Writes Inter
esting Letter to His Mother.
Somewhere in France,
September 2, 1918.
Your sweet letter received and
was so glad to hear from you all and
to know you were well.
I have just finished eating supper.
,We boys get plenty to eat and Uncle
Sam's boys never lack anything. They
get their full share of everything and I
they are getting a square deal. We j
are now drawing an increase of 20 j
per cent on the pay we received be- j
fore for overseas service. We are al
so being issued three packs of cigar- ?
ettes a week.
I feel that I am in good shape as j
Ruth gets enough to live on and I
am carrying ten thousand dollars
worth of insurance. I still draw $15
each month which is above the aver
age of what most men are drawing.
1 have also been made a first 'class
private and that means three dollars
more for me each month.
I am glad to say that I am in the
. best outfit Uncle Sam has. I say this
hecause it has been tested. General
Pershing nimself said that we have
the best officers,and he also said that
we were the best soldiers. That is a
big compliment, isn't it? It certainly
makes me -feel good to know this,
but just look where we are from and
what stock we come of.
Yes, Mama, I hate to be so far
away from you all in one sense of
the word but as it is I am glad to
say I am man enough to stick up to
my rights and always will be as long
as there is breath in me. I am always
ready> when I hear my country call
ing. I think it is every young man's
duty to serve his country. I am glad
to say that old Carolina has no slack
er's. She is ready to do her duty.
I didn't know Tommy was so
smart. He certainly does write inter
esting letters. You can't imagine
how much good it did me to hear
from him. He will be a smart man
some day I hope.
Mama, do all you can tc^ get the
boys to go to school which I know
1 you will. You asked me what I think
of Harvie being a Boy Scout. I think
it is the very thing for' him. A Boy
S^out gets practically the same train
ing a soldier gets and it is a known
fact that every young man will have
to serve so long in the army. If he
gets this training before he becomes
a young man the easier it will be for
him' when he gets into the regular
The future looks good and every
thing seems brighter and brighter ev
ery day. Things are coming our way
as fast as they can.
I had a letter from Marie a few
days ago. All were well and doing
fine. She said Paul had a good crop
and I was so glad to know it.
I will have to close as it is so dark
I can't see. I know you can't read^'
this anyway. Write soon and a long
letter. Much love to all. May God be
with you until we meet again.
Your devoted son,
W. L. Bryan.
P. S. Say, Mama, don't lose a min
ute's sleep over' me for I am just as
safe as if I were at home. I say this
because the good Lord is with me.
Give all the colored people my best
wishes. Tell old Jack to be ready to
cook me as much fried chicken as I i
can eat when, I come home.
Sergt. Eubanks Writes to His
My Dear Mother:
Well, we are just^about to be off
from here tonight for the ship and
I guess, wc will soon be on our way
I went to New York city and saw
a good portion of it Monday evening.
1 crossed the Hudson river on a ferry
and stayed in the city from about
2 o'clock until ll that night. Six of
us were together and we certainly
had a fine time. I met a man and his
wife and daughters. We went through
Chinatown together in a sightseeing
car and they want me to come to see
them when I return.
I guess this is the last letter I will
be able to write until I get over in
France so don't look for any more
for quite a while. I don't know how
long it takes to go over but will
write you just as soon as I get across.
Don't you worry about me for I am
all right and will be and I don't want
you to worry at all.
I didn't have any pictures made
for I didn't want to risk them. I am
afraid they would not send them. It
is raining up here today.
Am glad Claude is doing fine. I
received your lefter yesterday that
was sent to Washington, D. C. Am
so glad to hear that you all are doing
Well, I'll have to hurry and get
busy for I think or rather know we
will be loaded on a ship at New York
ng Letters. From Our
pier but don't know when. Just re
: member, Mother, that your boy loves
you and will be thinking of you all
the time and am going over, to help
save you and our country. I'll be back
as soon as the thing is all over. May
God bless and keep you and all un
til I return. Just tell them all I^love
them dearly and will see them in the
sweet by and by. Now you just smile
and don't worry for I am coming
'home all O. K. I just know that. Will
say good-bye for awhile, my dear, j
Sergt. Amos A. Eubanks.
Henry G. Manson Writes From
'.August 25, 1918.
My Dear Mother:
I will write just a few lines today.
I am well and having a very good
time. Am getting plenty to eat and
have a grand place to sleep. There
is a well right at the stable door that
fills up when it rains so you see we
have plenty of water.
I like France fine and am delighted
with the way the people farm. I pre
sume they farm as they did in Amer
ica after it was first discovered. You
should see them thresh their grain.
A horse is put into a box in the bot
tom of which is a ladder. The horse
walks on the ladder thus putting the
machinery in motion.
I have been trying to learn to
speak French and am catching on
fast. I have already learned two
words. They are "wee wee" but I
don't know what they mean. I guess
in a few weeks I can speak it all
Mama, I would like to know how
you are getting on. Hope you are
all well. '
I hope to get some mail in the near
future. We have not had any since
we came over. I have not -heard any
thing from Winton yet. I wrote him
several days ago. I hardly know how
to write since I got over here. I have
n't any news much so I will close for
this time. Give my love to all the
family. May God's richest blessings
rest upon you.
With lots of love.
John E. Agner Writes- Letter
August 17, 1918.
Arrived at our port and had a
hike for a mile to. a train. We started
across country to our resting camp,
which is very pretty. Was sea-sick
for only a short while and enjoyed
The country is very pretty, the
grass and trees so green and the
cities and villages so neatly arrang
ed. I wouldn't miss this trip for any
thing. It is most wonderful.
* Am closing for now but will write
Your loving son,
John E. Agner.
P. S. This letter was presented to
me by the King of England. All sol
dier boys received one.
King George of England Sends
Greeting to All American
The following is a copy of a letter
which King George of England sends
to all American soldiers* on their ar
rival in England:
'Soldiers of the United States, the
people of the British Isles welcome
you on your way to take your stand
beside the Armies of the many Na
tions now fighting in the Old World
the great battle for human freedom.
The Allies will gain new heart aird
spirit in your company.
I wish that,I could shake the hand
of each one of you and bid you God
speed on your mission.
GEORGE R. I.
Mr. E. E. Peeler Writes From
France to His Wife.
August 17, 1918.
My Dear Wife:
I take great pleasure in answering
ydtir letter that I just received. I was
so glad to hear from you and to know
that you are well and getting along
all right. The letter I have just re
ceived was written July 22.
You wanted tc know why I didn't
write you more than I do. I write to
you two and sometimes three times
every week. The letters must be mis
placed for you knjw I couldn't stay
away from you without writing.
Tell Mother Burnett that I haven't
seen Jimmie for the last three weeks
but I have heard from him and he is
getting along all right. He likes
France fine. What division and regi
ment does Tommie belong to? Is he
in France or England? If I only knew
his address I might be able to find
him. I think I will be able to see Jim
mie in a few days.
Tell Johnnie I certainly would like
to see him and his big boy. Ask him
when he thinks he will be large
enough to be a soldier boy. I know
he will make a fine soldier. "
I want you to be sure and go up
home this summer if you can for I
know Mama will be pleased to see
you and the little girl. Now be sure
and go'and take Mother Burnett with
you. I would be glad for her to meet
I can't send any more cards like
those I sent to you and Johnnie for
we are not allowed to send any more
like them across.
Tell Johnnie that I am going to do
all I can to come back to the old U.
S. A. for that is the best place for
me that I have seen yet.
I had forgotten what date your
birthday comes on but I "sent you a
scarf and you ought to get it about
the last of July. When you get this
letter write and let me. know whether
you got the scarier not. I don't want
you to think I don't write to you for
I write two cr three letters every
week. Well, I will close. Answer soon.
Your loving husband*
E. E. Peeler.
Corporal W. B. Morgan Writes
To His Sister From France.
August 27, 1918.
My Dear Sister:
I have been trying to write for the
longest but couldn't on account of
moving from place to place. I guess
we are settled down now for a while
We are camping in a little village
"Somewhere in France." As most of
the people have moved away and left
their homes we stay in their houses.
We certainly have a good place. Some
of us have good feather beds to
sleep in. It makes us feel at home
and the French people are so nice to
us. They say we are the first Ameri
can soldiers to come through this
- I would like to tell you all the good
news but the censor will not permit.
I will say this much, though. I do not
think I will ever have to go close to
the firing line. I believe this wai* will
be over by Xmas so don't you all
worry about me. I am just as well
satisfied as if I were at home.
I am going to try and learn to
talk French so I can go with some of
these French girls. There are a good
many here in town and there are on
ly three boys in our company that
speak French. All we can do is stand
around and look at them whiie those
three boys talk.
I wrote you a letter while in Eng
land and also one to Papa. Hope you
received them O. K.
I ' would like very much to hear
from some of you but as we have
been moving about so much it will
be some time before any mail reaches
i me. I will try to write often now. I
have plenty of time now and I think
*we will be here for a good while so
write often and give my address to
some of the people around home who
would like to write to me.
Well, I will have to bring this let
ter to a close as it's about bed time.
Tell Papa and Mama not to worry.
I couldn't be any better satisfied.
Give my best love to all and also re
member me to Aunt Carrie and the
Your devoted brother,
Corporal W. B. Morgan.
Mrs. Georgia Manson Receives
Letter From Son in
With American E. r.
September 1st, 1918.
My Dear Mother:
I wonder how you are today? I
am so earnestly trusting that all are
well. Your welfare as well as that of
the rest of the family is always close
to my heart. I am doing fine myself.
This has been the warm season but
now we are looking every day for
winter to look u,s squarely in the
face. I only ask of the merciful
Father strength to overcome all its
hardships. I know we will be as well
cared for as conditions will permit.
I guess, Mother, Grady is over here
now from what I can hear of his
division. If so, he is not so far away
from me. I am expecting him to
write me. I have written you twice
since I received your last letter. They
should be well on their way to you
I amtstill having a quiet time at
present though I know it will not
last long. My address is, Corporal
W. F. Manson, Co. D., A. P. 0. No.'
749, 114th M. G. Bn., A. E. F.
My Liberty Bonds were paid up
last month: I had two $50-bonds. I
had them made to Papa and I sup
pose they will send them to him. If
he gets them he can deposit them
Well, Mama, I know lots of news
of course, but will tell it to you later.
You must write me and tell me all
about the crops and all the news.
Hoping all are well, with love and
good wishes to you and all the fam
ily, ? am
i Your soldier son,
W. F. Manson.
Mr.. George DeLaughter Writes
From "Somewhere in
Dear Papa and Mama:
How are yo? all today? Fine, I
hope. I am well and having a good
time of course, but would rather be
on that side of the world. I hope to
get on that side again soon and that
I will find everything just as I left
it, only better. Don't you all worry
about me for I am coming back some
sweet day for the Lord is with me
and that is all I need.
I hope you made a good crop. I
have learned lots since I have been
in this country. Wish you c?uld have
been with me. It beats anything I
ever saw in the way of farming. They
are cutting grain ove: here now.
What do you think of that? Every
thing looks funny to me for I have
never seen nor heard of some things
I see over here. You would be some
what surprised to see the wagons and
trains they use in this country. It is
as good a show as you would want
We were on the water several
weeks but it won't take as long to
come back I don't suppose. I hope it
won't for I have been sea-sick twice.
I hope it won't be as bad coming
Tom Burnett is with me and is
getting on fine. He's writing to some
I will have to close for this time.
Write me often and let me know how
everybody and everything is getting
on in that country. You could not
please me any better than to let me
hear from that sweet old place. Tell
everybody Hello for me and be good.
With lots of love to all.
George F. DeLaughter.
IN ONE HOUSEHOLD
THREE ARE HELPED.
SNYDER TELLS OF GREAT
SUFFERING, HE, HIS WIFE
AND FRIEND ENDURED.
SAYS HE TOOK ADVICE.
WAS FIRST OF TIIRKK TO TAKE
TANLAC . BUT THEY LATER
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when George Snyder, inspector, of
112 Lafayette St., Schenectady, N.
Y., made a public statement. His
story, involving three members of
his household, is BO interesting that
it is worthy of repealing in his
"I felt so badly wher. 1 got up
in the morning that I was unable to
eat any breakfast." Mr. Snyder ex
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at noon, and being halt* starved in
the evening, I ate a big meal and
suffered most of the night. I was
in a generally run down condition
from stomach and kidney trouble.
I slept SQ badly 1 would hate to get
up, for I never felt rested. I had
pains in my back that were severe,
especially when I stooped. My wife
was in ri most as bad condition as I
was. She always felt drowsy, tired
and weak. A boarder who lived
with us suffered in about the same
way we did. Ile complained of
lack of appetite, poor sleep, jumpy
nerves, and as we did, with fer
menting of his food on his
"I began to take Tanlac and
when my wife saw the benefit I
was receiving, she also began tak
ing it, and a little later our boarder
became just as enthusiastic as we
were. Tanlac relieved my kidney
trouble and the pains in ray back
became hardly noticeable. I was
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good condition and I ate'three
hearty meals a day. I rested well
and gained strength rapidly. My
wife was improved as much as I,
and so was our boarder. We all
were made to feel like new people
and we agreed that Tanlac is the
greatest medicine of all."
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