"WITH THE COLORS"
Camp Sevier, S. C. May 26 1918.
Your dear letter of Thursday received yesterday afternoon, I am answering it this beautiful sunday morning while I have time.
I certainly hope Will Flemming will get in the navy, but guess he we demoralize it, he ought to be here in the Eighty First Division.
There will be a bunch of wokies in to-day from New York and La.
I saw where Guy Smith was sent to Camp Jackson. I think I will go down there some Sunday. Will guess who came to see me yesterday after-noon it was Howard
Barnes, he is not fit for oversea service so he was left here he is in the engineer corps. You know Doctor Dickerson turned him down one time, but I do not know what the reason was.
No Mother I did not say anything ugly about Edwin getting married.
Talking about cursing these days my but it is handled here, there are might wicked boys in our company.
You spoke of writing a lot of foolishness well I don't care what you write just so there is not any bad news in it.
I have had the paper one time from Wilson, the rest of them has been sent up from Camp Jackson. I use to get your letters the next day after you wrote them but I get them a little later not. Your Thursdays letter I got Saturday after-noon.
Mother dear see what you can do about sending me a teleghram to come home. It looks as if I ever get my ring I will have to go after it. I don't expect she would want to see me, but I am going to find out where she lives and go see her even if I have to run away.
I hope Edwin will succeed in married life for he has the makings in him to do anything and Ruth is a fine little girl, but I can't understand why her people were willing for her to get married so young. How old is she?
Everything is getting stricter We Sgt. are no longer to associate with the Privates
We have separate tents and eat apart from them, we are not allowed to have a conversation with them only about duty.
Howard told me poor Floyd Barnes was in the hospital with T.B.'s.
I see in the papers where Cuba and Mexico have severed relations, well it looks as if will have to whip those Greasers, I had rather go there than Franse. You know we will have to protect Cuba. It is all apart of a [Gennar conspir??]
I think I will walk up in the mountains this afternoon.
I got the paper with the list of names of those to go to Camp Jackson. Also Edwins marriage. We are beginning to get this place cleaned up at last, we will have things ship shape in another week. Hope when we have here