Letter to George M. and Mary A. Hawley

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Description

1 p., 6 x 9 in.

Abstract

Letter to mother and father. Writes of his arrival at training camp, of being quarantined, meeting many people he knows.

Date

1918-02-28

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Camp Devins
February 28, 1918
Dear Mother & Father –
Arrived O.K. yesterday and the first one to greet me was Arthur Hill. He is a sergeant, but not in the same company. Everyone that came up here yesterday will eb quarantined in until they get inoculated. That will be about two or three weeks. Met lots of fellows that I know up here but are not allowed in our barracks until the quarantine is off. I just had dinner and before that I had about a three-mile hike. Will be examined tomorrow morning, I guess, that is what the sergeant told us. We get up at 5:45 A. M. and go to bed at 10:30 P.M. It is snowing up here now. There are about 34,000 men up here in camp, so they tell me. It is some large place. Have to do a little work now. Will write soon. My address: George B. Hawley
23rdCo. 6th Battalion
Depot Brigade
Camp Devins
Ayer, Mass.

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Citation

Hawley, George B., 1895 - 1918. “Letter to George M. and Mary A. Hawley.” Letters from George B. Hawley. WCSU Archives, 9 July 2019. Accessed on the Web: 22 Sep. 2019.

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