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 Letter to wife Lil [11/12/43]

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So I'm not badly off--for the time being. The only thing that bothers me is whether I should go home next week-end [sic]. I'd love to--but it is expensive & I'd be spend more time on the train than at home. But should I not do so then, I'll sure come in the following time. Also, I've heard that we may get a few days leave around Christmas & New Years.

The office I work in is large & spacious & not as nerve-wracking as Hull's was. The fellows are congenial & full of humor. We even have a civilian girl [steno] working there. There are plenty of girls working thruout [sic] the building--and there are many Waves, too. We report at 8 a.m. for work & knock off promptly at 5. And because I'm a rate man, I don't have to clean the office--& no guard duty, no work in the barracks and so on.

Things I need--if you can get batteries for any of the small {batteries} ^flashlights, do so & hold for me. Meanwhile I'll see if I can buy one somewhere. I have to be able to see my combination lock in the dark & also tell the time in the early morning when it's still dark.

Let me know if you are successful with the batteries.

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 Letter to wife Lil [11/12/43]

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