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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02679.30 Author/Creator: Dawes, Charles (1865-1951) Place Written: Germany Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 24 April 1919 Pagination: 3 p. ; 16 x 20 cm.

He is currently in Germany and has enclosed his itinerery. He enjoyed seeing the march of the 33rd division. He spent time with the prince of Belgium. He thinks they will be home in July or August.

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