A.A. Laporte Payne letter to Muriel 9 August 1917
4.45 am August 9th 1917
Just a line by one of the men who is going on leave to let you know we are alright out here and that I am still thinking of you. I have found in a drenched coat a letter which I wrote to you and forgot to give to the post orderly – but I hope you will get this earlier than one by the usual method.
Your cake was delicious eating – I had some for tea last night.
Let me know if you get this properly stamped – if not the fellow I give it to, will be sorry for himself when he returns.
There is no news I can tell you – forgive this very short note.
With all my love & kisses