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Irving- Padgett Received Letter
From Claude Lyon.
Somewhere in France.
Tuesday, September 13.
Your letter was received yester
day and I was very glad to hear
from you. I was beginning to be
lieve the Mercantile crowd had de
I am on the same old job, doing
and feeling good. I tell the other
boys thar. I endorse this place most
heartily for various imasons. Get me?
I heard that Big Jake Reel was on
his way over several weeks ago. I
sure would like to see him when he
lands. I know lots of boys that are
over here but can't hope to ever see
them. You know one division never
knows where the other is. I was in
less than a mile of some boys last
week that I knew very .well but did
n't know it until I had moved.
Did you see the souvenirs I sent
home? I am making one now myself.
One part of it has had quite a bit of
history to it and I shall never for
get the day I got it. Some of the or
dinance boys, can make the prettiest
tobacco cans I ever saw out of the
same material my vases are. Speak
ing of one thing and thinking of an
other, can't you home folks stop
this war for us boys so wc bucks can
come back home? I know we can fin
ish it but we would rather be where
the watermelons grow. Comprenez?
How are Uncle Charlie and the
rest of the boys? Tell Mr. Key he will
have to slide his head under the cov
er to dodge the draft before long.
You may tell him that even if his
head is bald that don't make it shrap
nel proof by any means. I have
seen it go through several thickness
es of two-inch timber and then have
strength (or power) to knock his
block off. I wish you could see how
quick I can get in a dugout. Honest,
this is no fun. I can dive right in
like a frog head first. My helmet
curved on my head one day and
caught me right on the nose. I was
very glad to get off that light. If
you ever hear one of those sixteen
inchers howl over your head you will
never forget it. You know how easy
it is for some people to memorize a
piece of music, don't you? Well, you
will find out at once that you have
a wonderful talent similar to the mu
Tell Mr. Albert 'I certainly would
like to be at the store now to sell
him his supplies like I used to sell
Mr. Powell. For Mr. J. D. you may
tell him he will soon be a second Nor
man Youngblood. Let me know whc
your book-keeper is. I can't imag
ine who she can be.
Give my best regards to EVERY
BODY and write to me again rea!
soon. Your last letter was appreciated
Your old pal,
Sergt. W. C. Lyon.
John E. Agner Writes to H ii
Parents From France.
September 8, 19IS.
My Dear Mother and Father:
How are you getting on? Just fine
I hope. Well, Mother, I am still Some
where in France, drilling every day
and enjoying this beautiful weather,
We had a nice rain a few days ago.
I guess it rained some there, too.
Mother, have you all pulled ut
those ground peas yet? I know you
all will enjoy eating them this winter
I certainly wish I could be there tc
help you eat them but I don't gu?s
I will be there. I imagine Papa ha*
picked two or three bales of cottor
by this time. I know he misses mc
helping him. How is my cotton? When
I was at home my cotton was bettet
than his. I guess he is having a hare!
time gathering both crops as you
can't hire any hands.
I know Papa will miss me this win
ter getting up and feeding the mule.
and milking the cows for him but 1
guess Brother Wiley is getting large
enough to help him. Hov: much cot
ton can he pick in a day now?
Mother, I received Brother Eddie'.?
and your letter on thc first day of
September. Was so glad to hear from
you all. You asked me if I had receiv
ed all of your letters. Yes. I received
all of them and certainly enjoyed
reading them. You don't know how
much ? enjoy reading a letter from
home. I would like to write to all of
my people but don't have time. You
can teil all "Howdy" for me. Tell
Bro. Eddie that I will answer hi.
lettcr just as soon as I can. Give him
and Sister Nettie and the children
my love. Give my love also to my
dear old Grand-papa. Oh, how I lone
each day to see him. He seems tc
think so much of me. I never will for
get how much he has told me about
the war that he was in. As he is fret
ting so old and feeble I sometime.'
worry about him and think that 1
may never get to see him anymore
liere on this earth. Thc only hope 1
rig Letters From Our
have in getting to see him and you
all, and in getting through this war is
by trusting the Lord to carry me
: through. The Lord has blessed us for
so many years by letting all of us in
! the family live so close together and
! be together so if we will only trust
in Him he will help us through the
days that we will have to live here
Well, Mother, I guess you all went
to church today. I truly hope that it
won't be long before I can see the
Red Oak Grove church again. I
know they miss me in the Sunday
school as we all went every Sunday.
I suppose Mr. George Bussey is still
our teacher now and always will be.
Mother, I wrote Sister a letter a
few days ago. I guess she is well. How
glad I would be to sit and hear her
play the piano as she always liked so
much to play for me.
There is a man in my company who
j has seen Mr. J. A. Holland but he
' did not get to talk with him. He lives
' 10 miles from Greenwood and his
name is Parker. Mother, the next
time you write send me one of your
As I sit here and write this letter
it is raining real hard. It is now about
2:30 o'clock and I am wondering
where you all are. I was so sorry to
hear of Mrs. Sintha Doolittle's death.
I knew it before I left Camp Upton
as I received thc last letter you sent
me a few days before leaving there.
I will write every chance I get and
you must write me a letter once a
! week and tell me all the news. Well,
! I will close with many good wishes
to you all and much love.
Your loving son,
John E. Agner.
Jasper Corley Writes Letter to
September 15, 1918.
My Dearest Mother:
I received your most highly appre
ciated letter a few days ago. I am
aiways glad to get a letter from home.
We have been having a lot of rain
for the last few days, but hope it
will soon fair off and we will have
some pretty weather.
I guess you will feel lonesome af
ter having so much company. I was
surprised when I saw that Cousin
Fannie had been up on a visit. I
don't guess she gets out very much.
I received a nice long letter from
! ' Uncle James a few days ago. He
11 said that he was going to make a big
1 ' crop this year. I hope that everybody
' j will come out all right. Mother, Free
? . man surely was lucky, wasn't he?
? I He certainly can write a nice letter.
?J Was so glad to hear that Cousin
(Lillie was getting on so well. Hope
.ishe will continuue to improve.
I j Mother, you asked me if there
I ? were any grapes over here. Yes. that
J is one of the main products. I have
inever seen many of their farms. Ev
erything is still looking pretty over
-, I have been expectinsr to see Capt.
j Hankinson here for the last two or
three weeks but have failed to run
upon him. I would give anything to
' j Wc had a big game of ball with
' the army boys yesterday afternoon,
j The score was 0 to 5 in favor of the
?navy so you see wc beat them,
j Wc have a fine station and get
j plenty to eat so you may know that
I am getting along fine.
Well, I guess I had better close
for this time. Love to all.
Jasper K. Corley.
P. S. Oh. yes! Mother, do send me
one of your pictures for I am so
anxious to see you. I would be more
than delighted to gc-t one of you and
Papa too. Tell Linnie and Georgia
I will write to them before long.
Corpora! W. F. Manson Writes
Letter to His Mother.
August 24, 1918.
My Dear Mother:
Your kiter dated July -2?th was
received on August 21st. This makes
the third one received from you since
arriving. You say you have written
more but i have not received them.
lz is very hard to get mail sometimes
though it is getting so that we have
better service. My address is, Cor
poral W. P. Manson, A. P. 0. No.
749. Co. D., l'l4th M. C. Bu.. A. E.
P. "A. P. O." means Army Post Office
and should always be added.
I was glad to know you were doing
all right and ? certainly hope you
will hold out in health. I know you
are not strong at your best.
Mother. I have written you a num
ber of times though you say you
have not gotten many. I guess prob
ably you will get them some time.
The last letter I wrote you was about
two weeks ago, hardly that long.
I am well and doing fine and am
cared for as weil as could be expect
ed under war conditions. When i
last wrote you I was at the front.
We stay so long at the front and then
come out for rest. Of course we are
never out of the war zone but are
always close at hand.
We are having some of our warm
est weather just at present. It feels
like our old summer back home.
I received a letter from Grady
just two weeks ago. It was written
from Camp Sevier. I answered at
once but I guess from what you say
it will be some time before he re
ceives it. I suppose he is over here
now. I hope we will have the chance
to see each other over here though
it will be very doubtful.
I have received several letters
from friends back home telling me
about seeing my letter to you publish
ed in the paper, and expressing their
appreciation of me. I feel very grate
ful to all. I am not much of a writer
but I shall sometimes try to write
you some that will do to publish. I
guess you know that I have to con
tine myself so that I would not give
any information away. There is
plenty to write- if one takes the time.
I hope the cops are still good. I
guess the fleecy staple will soon be
Mother, I have also written my
sisters. Well, I am in a hurry and
don't know much just at present.. I
shall close. Will write later. With
love to all the family. I am still in
the best of spirits and looking for
ward to the future. With love and
best wishes to you, Mother, I am
W. F. Manson.
I Fred Mims Writes Letter to
My Dear Mother:
Don't worry about me for I am all
right and getting along nicely. I like
being over here much better than I
thought I would. The climate is fine
and is neither too hot nor too cold,
just like autumn at home. I think
this would be a nice country in which
to live in time of peace.
Tell Papa I wish he could see some
of the wonderful stone work here that
has been done for ages. Everything
is built of stone as there is very little
wood, only enough for fuel.
Mother, I've only received one let
ter from home, the one addressed to
me at Camp Mills, N. Y. I cannot tell
you how glad I was to hear from you
and the folks at home. You all must
write to me often for I'm anxious to
hear from you.
Are the g'
year? How is .
is better now.
Has Tillman 1
him to write to
Uncle Will and
I heard the c
to 45. Is it tru(
ceived The Adv
to please forwa
Gee, I wish I nad studied French,
so I could converse with the pretty
girls here. Their language is hard
but I'm doing my best to learn to j
talk to them.
I see Partlow and Neigloff every
?night. Wadley is not far from me
but I've seen him only once since
we landed. I have not seen nor heard
from Ben, Clyde, McKie Wood, nor
J any of the boys from home I see
I Major Collett every day as he is with
in one hundred yards of mc. I talked
with him last Sunday and he said he
had not heard from home either but
he hoped to hear in the near, future.
How are the crops this year ami
what is the price of cotton?
It has begun to rain and it's awful
ly muddy but not cold. We get plenty
of good food to cat, also cigarettes
and stationery so you see we are not
suffering but are well provided for
by Uncle Sam. Has Fred Anderson
been called yet, or has he gone to an
olliccr's training camp?
If permissible, I am going to send
you my photo soon as thc- one I sent
from Camp Mills is not good. I am
enclosing a certif?cate of French mo
ney, the value of which is ten cents,
that \ou may see the currency of this
Mother, 1 will write to you again
soon. Give my love to all and tell
them to write to me. Heaps of love
lo you, dear Mother, from
Your only, devoted son,- !j
W. A. Bryan Write.? to Kia Sis
ter From F ra'.-J cc.
August 29, 1918.
Dear Ethel: I
I received your letter and am writ
ing again as it takes mail so long to ;
go and come. We boys are faring
fine. We get plenty to eat and colfee
twice a day. That is as well as a fel- !
low could expect. We also get an in- j
crease of twenty per cent, on what
we draw which is for overseas ser
vice. That is nice, isn't it?
1 have learned to speak few words
cf French. Some of the girls are very
Ethe!, I have been up to thc front
lines and they are all O. K. Anywhere
suits me for I know I can do my bit.
Anywhere I hang my hat is home for
me. I take everything easy and dread
nothing for ? feel that the Lord is
with me. Thc Carolina boys are doing
"Force, to the Utmost "j
That plunging squadron of Ger
man Cavalry, expecting to carry
all before it in one mad rash,
learned to the full, from a little
body of American troops, the
meaning of the President's words.
Force, greater even than tho
military rulers of Germany can
imagine-the overwhelming, ir
resistible force of a great, freo
Nation aroused to fight for its Lib?
erty and the Liberty of the World
*6Force to the Utmost
cTWen by the Million ! Shot, shell,
guns, airplanes, tanks, ships -
anything and everything required
to drive home the meaning of the
President's words to make plaint
to the authors of the war, the fact
that with such force, of men and
of spirit, we must inevitably win.
Are YOU adding every ounce you can to the force behind our
?ghting men - the force we must exert to win the war?
Lend the Way They Fight - Buy Bonds to Your Utmost
This Space Contributed to Winning the War by*
oft Drinks, Candies and Tobaeeos
.... r part. They are doing frood work
and always will. When it comes to a
"show down" we Carolina boys are
"on the job." Wc can't be downed in
anything we start.
Wc certainly have had fine wea
ther up until now and also the best
j I have had two letters from Annie
; Mae Bryan. I have received lots of
mail lately and certainly enjoy get
jtin<r it. As lonjr as I can hear from
home I am satisfied. You all must
write me often and I will write as
often as ? can. There are lots of
things I would like to write about. I
have just eaten dinner and will take
a hath this afternoon. I am feelinjr
I will close for this time. Much love
and many kisses for you all and don't
any of you worry about me for I will
take care of myself. You can bet on
me heilig back home some time in
1010. May God be with us until we
Your devoted brother,
W. L. Bryan.
Letter to Miss Roberta Bailey
From Her Brother.
My Dearest Sister:
Camp Jackson, S. C.
I will answer your sweet letter
which was just received and I was so
delighted to hear from home. Was so
glad you and Scrap got the chance to
fro to The Grove to church.
I am still under quarantine and it
will last until the loth. I had my sec
ond inoculation Thursday and it
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I Have a Large Stock of Plows and Harrows
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Just what vou need lor turning vour lam! in the lall.
\ Our Sleek of Harness, Saddles and Bridies is Con?stete
Anything von want in harness, wagon or buggy harness, single or double, we have. j?
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Large stock ol' NAILS and all kinds of Builders" Supplies. If yon need shop tools ol' K
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p Large stock of carriage and wagon material. The best roofing on the market.
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