Letter, 4 December 1918 with cover

Title

Letter, 4 December 1918 with cover

Description

Frank Raymond Lane, Camp Zachary Taylor, Louisville, Kentucky to Nellie Rahe, Milan, Indiana.

Creator

Lane, Frank Raymond

Source

Manuscript Collection, The Filson Historical Society

Date

4 December 1918

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Format

Language

English

Identifier

Mss. A L265 / 3

Text

Letter addressed to Miss Nellie Rahe, Milan, Indiana, Rural Route #2, Box 52
Postmarked Thursday, December 5, 1918.



Camp Zachary Taylor
32rd Training Battery
F.A.C. O.T.S.
[Wednesday] Dec. 4, 1918

Dearest Nellie -

Well I will write an answer to your letters which I received today. they were written on Nov. 8 & 10 so you see they were on the way a good while but I got them just the same.

We just heard this evening that we will be transferred tomorrow morning and will be ready in a few days to come home so they say but I am going to wait until I get my papers so you must wait with patience as I know you will. I am trying too but it is very near more than I can do.

I also got a letter from my beloved sister-in-law Ruth. so you will get to read it when I come home if you want to.

As to that cake I sent[,] you can do as you please. but I sent it to you to eat but you know best and can use it as a [word indecipherable].

The boys are leaving every day in large numbers so we will soon know what they are going to do with us. I will let you know just as soon as I know as we will find out about two or three days before.

I suppose the load of furniture is all paid for as every thing else is see.

I hope that when I come home some one will say something about Duncans I want to tell them something that they won't forget, as you know that I am wearing U.S. uniform and they can't insult that, and as to making Mr. Duncan pay for that transportation that is all a fraud[.] the Government pays all charges and if I was Mr. Duncan I would write the Government headquarters about it.

When this reaches you I hope to know when I am coming home.

Your soldier boy, With love

Frank

Citation

Lane, Frank Raymond, “Letter, 4 December 1918 with cover,” The Filson Historical Society , accessed October 21, 2021, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/37.