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Date: August 6th 1917

August 6th, 1917

Dearest Mother:

Got home from Paris yesterday and want to write a few lines today just to let you know everything is OK. Am going to write and tell you all the descriptions I can of what I have seen. Your letters of July 2nd, 6th and 8th were waiting for me when I got back, also papers. Many thanks for sending the money. I will keep it as a reserve in case of any passes in the near future. There will be no need of you sending any more. I sent (for it) in case of getting to Paris but when regular leave opened up I was able to draw on money from London and did not need it. I also had letters from Clemmie, Dora, Claude and Aunt Katie waiting for me when I got home so have quite a bunch to answer as soon as I get time.

By the way you asked about sending money orders. Yes, one can get them cashed by taking them back the line to the post-office, but a bank bill is equally safe if the letter is registered and any YM or canteen will change it into French money thus saving considerable trouble. However, I would rather you didn't send any more as I won't need it. If later on I do I will write for it.

Am glad to see they are giving the autos much more freedom of the roads. Having seen the work they do out here I am confident that they would be the making of P.E.I.
You speak of Aunt Maggie having sent me a parcel on Mar. 31. No I never received it but must write to her as soon as I get time. Very little of our mail goes astray but occasionally we miss a parcel.

No I have not seen Joe for an age. Have been trying to look him up but have not been able to find his unit. Would certainly like to see him but will probably run across him sometime soon. Yes I saw in the Witness the appeal for the YM. It is certainly a worthy institution and doing a splendid work at the front. I don't know what we would do without them. No matter where you go you find them right on the job. In Paris one of the first persons we saw at the station was a YM officer ready to help the boys in finding hotels, etc. while right up in the firing line they have their canteens and recreation rooms. Now I think I must sign off and write to Clemmie. Am on duty but am not very busy. Will write you in a day or two.

Love to all, Harold