Pridham 5 July 1917

Below is the letter dated 5 July 1917 sent from France by Lawrence Pridham to his Uncle Will in which he mentions receiving letters from home, his brother Hal being made a partner in his law firm, about Alf getting bigger (presumably his nephew) and how glad he is that he isn’t old enough to enlist, the weather, about a new Russian offensive and about the Americans starting to arrive.

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Back of an envelope of a 5 July 1917 letter from France sent by Lawrence Pridham to his Uncle Will
Back of an envelope of a 5 July 1917 letter from France sent by Lawrence Pridham to his Uncle Will

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France
July 5, 1917

Dear Folks,

Your very welcome letters of June 10th to hand, was indeed glad to hear from you all. The weather is first class with showers thrown in.

I received two letters from Hal and they all seem well out
West. I see he has his name on the firm’s letter head now.

We sure have Fritz puzzled and with the good news of Russia’s new drive we ought to bring them to time before long.

Alf sure is growing and must look first class in khaki. He should make a good soldier. Thank God he is not old enough to be here as I think the population has diminished quite enough in the last 3 years.

Oh yes we often have a game of ball back in reserves to
waken things up a bit. I am fairly well at present and
perhaps a little heavier even if it is a fierce life.

Yes I believe there is a bunch of U.S. troops but mostly
Staff at the start. I hope they pull off some good stunts
and get old Fritz wound up when they do start.

Mary has a nice little home and I think everything is fine and dandy.

Well I guess as far as news are concerned you get them sooner than we do fairly correct, so I won’t try to skip anything over on the censure.

Hoping this finds you all well. I will close.

Love to all

Yours Affectly

669707. Sgt

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