France, April 24, 1918

Dearest Emma;-

I did not have any letter from you to day but had three yesterday, those bearing the dates of April 15, 17, & 18 respectively. I read part of Miss Drewry’s letter, but did not find anything of interest in it so did not go to the end.

You ask me if I am at a C.C.S. or at the Base. No, I am at neither but with my own unit still. We are running a C.R.S. but shall probably be clearing the line again before long. We have had a longer time here as it is now than did any of several preceding units.

It is very dull out to day but is not quite so cold as it was last week. It rained a little in the morning. Yesterday was fine. Some of us had to go to a neighboring village for the purpose of giving evidence in a court martial case and we walked part of the way home. I went to give evidence on behalf of the accused but he was convicted nevertheless. While waiting for the court to reach our case I called around to the Hq. of my cousin’s battalion which was in town. I found the boy in good health and spirits. He has so far escaped any injury.

I have not opened the package containing the ink yet as I am using that which my batman secured. I shall keep the bottle you sent as a general reserve. My stock of notepaper is holding out well as I am writing to scarcely anybody but Margaret and you.

Did I tell you we had two padres attached to our rest station? Yes, we have, one R.C. and one C.E. The latter is a very good chap, one of the best of his kind I have met out here. He is a hard worker and is busy all the time helping to run the canteen, putting on evening concerts, etc. The other man bas been with us nearly a week and I haven’t seen him do anything yet. He may be alright though when he gets started.

I have been reading that book on bridge you sent me. It contains quite a little matter applying to both auction and ordinary bridge and I have been able to pick up several pointers from it.

Yours lovingly

Harold W. McGill

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