(08) Letter: Jack Bentley to Cornelia Bentley, September 1, 1918.

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Sept. 1st 1918 Dearest Mother, While I am sick today it is nothing serious and yet it makes me long for thee more than ever. I have always been able to take care of no 1 but Mother is a comfort that there is only one place to get it and that is home. Did my picture ever come Nancy is to have it Mother I told Mildred befor I left. Give me some news of Dick's where abouts please, thy last letter was so sweet and please make them good and long for I need them very much. We have been here 5 weeks nowand no change in program so we will welcome a change very much. Madam Luerhouse's husband returned from the front today and such rejoining - his coat was in shreds, it seems that a scrapnel shellburst near him and nearly put him on the bum. We had still another accident yesterdy a man was hit in the back with a fragment from a grenade.

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We have had some demonstrations of rockets lately, very pretty. These are fired out of a gun - and some of them make the whole country side as bright as day - its very pretty work. Our pay came today and I expect to send home $100.00 soon - I had $80 left from last pay day. It's very cool here now and getting up a 5am is bright or dark & early this morning Sunday we were allowed to sleep 1/2 hr later & it seemed late at 530 AM. All windows must be kept shut here on account of raids. My love to all & let Mr. Snowden send a note in thy next letter. Heres hoping that La guerre finise and I'll see you all in a year or so Love Jack O.K John N. Bentley This is very short 2nd Lt 313th Inf. but will wright soon again.

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