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Sunday Aug 6th

My dear Mother

We are just through with one of the heaviest engagements we have yet had. Not quite so heavy perhaps as May 19th of last year, nor the August fighting on the Peninsular. I missed the heaviest part of that. It is nearly three weeks now since we first got in touch with the enemy ten miles further on. Since then it has fallen to the first & second L H Bgdes to keep in touch with their advance. Till the night of the third we have held them on a line about

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most. I am writing to his wife but you might instruct the family secretary when forwarding the cheque to also mention I had a very high opinion of the poor man
I am very busy to day.
Yrs very affectly
R A L Macdonald

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