July 7th, 1918
Dear Mrs Weeks,
Undoubtedly you will be very surprised to know who is writing to you or even that I have been fortunate enough to have got your address. Just how I did is rather a long story; but to congest it to a few words, I will try to make it plain to you.
While in the Guildford on the 1st of July I was stopped by Ludlow, whom I didn't know. He asked me if I answered to the name of so * so; to which I said I did. But did not know him in uniform. When he told me I was never so surprised in my life. He is actually head & shoulders over me. AS for looks I have never seen the boy looking better. Little did I ever think that he was away over here, although I knew he had joined the Army. You know, perhaps full well, that he has become a wireless operator, & may I permit to put your mind at rest, that if he gets the job which I feel sure he will, when he crosses to France he should be in a fair way to promotion, to say nothing of his safety. I do trust Mrs Weeks, for your sake, that he will be taken great care of while he is absent from you. I trust that you are in the best of health & enjoying things as much as possible in the US.
Ludlow was telling me that he understood Dave Daniel had been called up, & also that he had taken unto himself a wife. I wonder how she will like his leaving home. Had he joined the same time as I did he would have been a commissioned officer [?] a man with a senior rank; but no! he didn't therefore he must come as a private as I did. Fundamentally I am still a private , with no chance of raising, owing to trouble contracted while in the Flying Corps. I came to England to tame my con & flying license in this branch of the service, but was turned down.
I doubt from all accounts & I'm afraid to [?] if I shall know my way around Truro, Apparently it has changed considerably since I left. How the time flies.
Well Mrs. Weeks U must close with all good wishes for your happiness & speedy return of your son. Please remember me very kindly to Miss Weeks & anybody else who claims to have known such an individual as
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