Please excuse my writing to you on this military paper. Your 3 letters of Nov 22 & 24 all reached me together last night. I notice from your remarks that you consider some of my communications rather terse and to the point. I shall probably call to see you very few days after your receipt of this letter and you can say it all to me then. I am putting in an application for 14 days leave to begin on Dec. 7 and shall probably obtain it. I asked the D.A.D.M.S. how much leave an officer might be granted in order to get married and he replied that anybody that couldn’t get married in 14 days time had better remain single. So which is it to be? I shall probably be on my way to England before a reply to this letter reaches me.
Many thanks for the violets and for the rose which I am afraid I neglected to acknowledge. I still have it and consider it a beauty.
Mrs. Drysdale must be a lady of the very best type and I feel very kindly towards her because she has been so good to you. How long do you expect to remain at her home? Are you just naturally tired out or are you suffering from some actual illness? I am very anxious to know.
You speak in your letters of your worry about how hard worked I am. Place your worries away, for during the past few days I have not done enough to break Sunday. One reason why I think I shall get my leave is that things are very slack in our line now.
I intend writing to Col. Hewgill to day and ask him to look after my interests making what arrangements he can for me. You might have a consultation with him and get things going a little before I leave France. You see I am unable to take any steps from here.
Harold W McGill