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Dawes, Charles (1865-1951) to my dear mother

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02679.28 Author/Creator: Dawes, Charles (1865-1951) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 March 1919 Pagination: 2 p. ; 22.5 x 29 cm.

He responds that he liked Col. Bearden but he was given enough authority by the British. He will send the reports soon and then she will have a realistic idea of how much he has done.

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