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[letterhead] American Y.M.C.A. On Active Service with the American Expeditionary Force

Paris

June 25 1919

Dear Joe: As Elbert Hubbard used to publish the Philistine "every little while" so I write home, not with regularity but "carry little while".

I have just returned from a trip in Belgium; going to Ostend, Brussels, Liège Namur (where I dropt [sic: dropped] a line to Mama) and back to Paris.

It was a revelation to me to see the actual destruction of houses bridges and ground.

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I cannot hear from home it seems now, for I am on the go. Tell all my folks and friends who want to write soon to direct mail to me in care of the Y.M.C.A. at 347 Madison Ave, New York "Hold till called for."

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The Belgians and French think they are not sufficiently remunerated by the Arms of the Peace Pact for all that has been done. They are sore at "Granny Wilson", as one man called him; but they do not say much to Americans about it.

I start this afternoon for St Aignan and will soon be headed for a base post. Then how long??

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I suppose Warren is out of bondage by this time and that you are still at your job with the B & N. Mama, I hope is well and that all goes well with the two of you.

I send my sincere affection.

Elmer W. Cavins

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[front of stamped envelope] 12, rue d'Aguesseau Paris Branch American Y.M.C.A.

Soldiers Mail

Mr Joe L. Cavins 402 W. Locust Normal Ill — U.S.A.

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