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Dearest Mother & Father,
Just a few lines to let you know I am well & feeling tip top. I recieved your letter and the cuttings. I am glad to hear that you are both well. I knew you would miss Dorothy tremendously. Never mind I may be home this Xmas
Things are going very well on this front, and the swines are getting more than they want.
By jove they gave me a glorious send off at the mess. The best I was ever at. They gave me a fine whisky decanter three bottles in it, one after the style of Jacks, a silver flask & a clock. I have left them with Miss Astin, and if I go under they will be forwarded on to Aunt Florrie, to be sent out to you. I also left with Stans Sister a silver cigarette case, silver fountain pen & a gold wristlet watch. When she comes out you will get them. Miss Astin has been so good to me, I told her to keep the clock. She sends me parcels & papers.
Will write soon. Kind regards to all friends, hoping you are both well Love & kisses
Your loving Son

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