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I think you were awfully kind to write me all about John's5 service with the two Navies. What an experience for a young man! The British navy is about the hardest, sternest school in the world, and a man who can command the respect and win the friendship of British officers is a man, and a gentleman and a seaman. It must be a great happiness to you, my dear, to have a husband of whom you can be so proud. I feel so happy in the pleasure which I know all this will give you and your father3. Your cripple-fist6 aunt salutes you with all her heart!Lovingly W. S. C. April 29th Dear Brother3,
my hand is getting better, slowly.W.