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Robert B. House WWI Correspondence

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[BUL.11.] 2 rates and the amount of each monthly instalment will be proportional. For example, a person who insunes at the age of thirty for $5,000 will pay $3.45 a month during the first period; in the event of his death, his beneficiary will received two hundred and forty monthly instalments of $28.75 each. In case the person insured becomes totally disabled, the monthly instalments will be paid to him so long as he lives and suffers such permanent disability. In the event of his death before the two hundrd and forty instalments have been paid to him, the remainder of the two hundred and forty instalments will be payable to the beneficiary.

For the purposes of the insurance section of the Act, there is no limit placed on the age of the child or grand-child; no matter what their ages are, they may be benficiares.

Present advices indicate that the Congress changed the definition of commissioned officer as follows:

"(6) The term "commissioned officer" includes a warrant officer, an Army field clerk, and a field clerk, Quartermaster Corps, but includes only an officer in active service in the military or naval forces of the United States."

This Bulleting and Bulletin No 8 will be given wide publicity, in order that no officer or enlisted man may be deprived of the right to become insured if he so desires. The applications must be set to the American Bureau of War Risk Insurance, 1, rue desItaliens, Paris, France, within one hundred and twenty days after enlistment or after entrance into or employment in the active service and before discharge or resignation; those who were in active war service at the time of publication of the terms and conditions may apply at any time within one hundred and twenty days thereafter and while in such service. BY COMMAND OF GENERAL PERSHING: JAMES G.HARBORD, Brigadier General, Chief of Staff. OFFICIAL: BENJ.ALVORD, Adjutant General.

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(Nov 20, 1918?)

Dear Mama, One more week has passed on with no variation for us exept that the sun has shone for us long enough to dry up the mud and to cure the colds so many of us have had. It is Sunday again and we are now pleasing ourselves with our own devices.

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Chaplain Moody has preached us a good short sermon and sent us Protestants away in faith. Monsieur le Cure has sung mass over us, sprinkled us with holy water, and sent us Catholics away in equally good faith. I am of both faiths usually because the Protestant is English and more under-

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standable and the Catholic is music and more beautiful so that by combining the two in genuine decotion I get the ideal worship of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. For my friends in the village the week has passed pleasantly too. Monsieur Barre has had his father home from the

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front for a visit till this morning when he confessed to the Priest, heard mass, and departed for the battle line. Monsieur Barre has chopped wood and sold it to the officers, and has practiced on his violin. Last night he gave us a concert in Monsieur Humblois living room and this morning

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