July 18, 1943
As usual I am way behind on my correspondence.
I received your very nice gift of cigarettes and put them to use immediately.
On the list of addresses I see you have my partner in crime in my Bryant days, Linc Bateson.
I found your letter most interesting an [sic] I am very proud of the record being made by Bryant men on all the battle fronts.
Thanks lots for the smokes, and so long for now.
George J. Ross