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Date: March 10th 1917

March 10, 1917

Dearest Mother:

I received your welcome letter of Feb. 12 last night and must send you a few lines tonight. Sent you a letter about a week ago. Since then there has been no Canadian mail. Your letter had evidently been delayed from last week's mail. We are still on the same job and by the looks of things will probably be here for a couple of weeks anyway. You should see the home we have here. This is the best home since coming to France. We have a tent 16 x 20. There are ten of us in it, eight of our bunch, the engineer sergeant and a sapper. All of us have beds. We have a good board floor, a stove and lots of firewood. The weather is mild but damp and we are having a tres jake time. Was down to the battery last night for the mail. The boys are all well and in the best of spirits. Saw Eon and Herb MacEwen for a few minutes. They are fine. Personally I am in splendid conditions. The outdoor life certainly agrees with me. Have never been in better condition since coming to France.

Think I told you in my last letter about Heber being down one afternoon since I was up to see him. I expect he will soon be going to England for his commission. He is expected to leave about the fifteenth.

Well Mother there is not much news. Things go on same from day to day. There is not much doing yet. The mud and rain are too plentiful for anything. Now I must say goodnight and drop a few lines to Clemmie. Will write again.

Love to all and a very large share for yourself from your loving son, Harold