Dear old dad,
I am downright sorry to hear you have been seedy. Do take care of yourself. I hope you are all right again now. The first news of it came from Tutbury.
Many thanks for your letter dad & the enclosures. One was a bill & the other was a letter from old “John” Doc in America. It was good to hear from him. He was serving out here for a time then went home to a job.
Apparently when America came into the war he joined the army again. But his father had a stroke of paralysis & left his mother penniless. So Doc was honourably discharged, & has got a berth with a firm of attorneys in Wisconsin. He says he will be in at the death though, & if any one will look after 2 invalids for him he will come now. He was a good fellow. Doc, & I should like to see him again some time.
It was diplomatic of you to get a word in with the Chairman dad. I shall have to rely on now to get me a job somehow & somewhere, but it doesn’t look as though I shall be wanting it yet awhile – worse luck.
I hope you enjoyed your trip up North & that it has set you up again. Where did you get to?
I hope all is well at home.
Very best love to all.
Your loving son