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November 4, 1918

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Grace preserved a single letter from her father, dated November 4, 1918, along with her correspondence from Will.


October 27-28, 1918

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Excerpts from letters mailed together dated October 27 and 28, 1918

My Dear Grace –
Well darling, the mail came at last, yesterday I got three letters from you and one from Dorthy and one from Florence with the pictures, My I think the pictures are just fine… But the one I liked most was the one of you and Count, Oh I think that is just great, I wouldn’t part with the for any thing Florence had it marked “Somebody’s Pals” and they are I know both are as true as steel, that is some picture, and I am so glad you had it taken for me. Do you suppose old Count will know me when I get home?...
My mail had been sent to W. E. Foote, but I guess it is straightened out now so we will have no more trouble
My I have been so busy lately Grace, I don’t know which way to turn, our work is increasing very fast and I hope I get the other job pretty quick, as I am still all in, My cold is a lot better, than when I wrote the other day. I used the cold compresses on my throat, for the sore throat, took…

October 20, 1918

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Will sent this copy of a letter regarding problems with his mail home to Grace at the end of October 1918.

October 18, 1918

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Excerpts from October 18, 1918

My Dear Grace –
Well dearie it has been two weeks to-day and no letter I just figure they have my mail balled up with some other Foote a I have had mail for a N. A Foote from Mass. But perhaps I will get a letter to-night or to-morrow
I have changed my mind, or the boys all have and I am enclosing a Christmas package Coupon, while I would rather have the letter, that I spoke about, perhaps you will have something you will want to send me, the only thing I can think of now, is a nice big piece of that fig cake you make and I know that would all be dried up by the time I got it, or you might send a “banana pie,” any thing dear will be fine, just to know you put it in the box for me…
Rec’d a nice long letter from Bert Goffer a few days ago, he says there is lots of Spanish Fleu in the U.S., he lost one of his best friends, a room mate.
Now dearie I don’t know what to send you for Xmas, I know of lots of things I would like to send, but I am as usual hard …

October 16, 1918

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Excerpts from October 16, 1918

My Dear Grace –
Well little girl I have not heard from you for nearly two weeks, what is the matter, Pat is getting letters from Ethel and she has spoken about you so I know you are well, so that is all that realy matters, I know the letters will come sometime, just got on the wrong boat or something, I no doubt will get five or six when I do get them.
Am on the last six months to-day Dearie my I am glad, for when my year is up I can come home if I want to, and I rather think I will want to, the way I feel to-day…
I have been given another Sec. to help me in my work over here as it is growing very fast as you noticed in the report I sent you this monthw ill be larger than last by quite a few 1000 Fcs. This fellow is kind’a of a wise guy, but I guess he will get in line, If he don’t I’ll just kick hom out and they will send me another he has been with me about four days and I think he is doing better every day so no doubt we will get on all right
It kind…

October 15, 1918

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This envelope, postmarked October 15, 1918, survived without its letter from Will to Grace.

October 13, 1918: Postcard

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I believe this card, from a Private L.P. Heiges to Will Foote and someone named Hastings, is postmarked October 13, 1918.