[Letter from Private Roger L. Fulton to Georgia Cavett, December 29, 1918]

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Letter from Private Roger L. Fulton to Georgia Cavett, greeting her and sharing the details of the city in which he resides in France. He also inquires about the home stead in New Mexico where Ms. Cavett resides and informs her about his plans to return to the United States.

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[3] p. ; 22 cm.

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Fulton, Roger L. December 29, 1918.

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Letter from Private Roger L. Fulton to Georgia Cavett, greeting her and sharing the details of the city in which he resides in France. He also inquires about the home stead in New Mexico where Ms. Cavett resides and informs her about his plans to return to the United States.

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[3] p. ; 22 cm.

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Text: "Dec. 29th 1918. Dear Miss Georgia. Will try an drop you a few lines. I am fine and hope you are the same. I am in Thincourt now a small village about fourty [sic] five killometers [sic] from Verdon [Verdun]. This is a beautiful country, it is not very cold yet, the hills are covered with green grass, but the country is pretty badly scared up, how is everything in New Mex? I guess it is pretty cold there? Well I want you to look around and see if you can find me a good home stead and find out all you can about the home-stead-law […]. I might go to N.M. again when I get back if I can find something good. You will have a good chance to find out all about the country land and let me know what you think about tit. I am undecided about what I will do when I get back, but I think I will go west. I don’t know how long we will be in France but I think chances is good now for being in the states by spring. When is your school out? Well Miss Georgia I have seen some pretty […] times over here. I was on the front when the last gun was fired, but I never got a scratch. Our casualties [sic] was very small. I haven’t […] any of the D.-S. Boys yet. How is all on the ranch[?] I guess Miss. Mitte is a having a lonesome time, answer real soon and a long letter. Best wishes for.a happy New Years, Your friend, Pvt. Roger L. Fulton, Co. A. 34th Inf. American E. F. 793."

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  • December 29, 1918

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Fulton, Roger L. [Letter from Private Roger L. Fulton to Georgia Cavett, December 29, 1918], letter, December 29, 1918; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1253306/: accessed October 4, 2022), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead.

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