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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02679.39 Author/Creator: Dawes, Charles (1865-1951) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 21 June 1919 Pagination: 2 p. ; 22 x 27 cm.

He will go to England on Wednesday and he is trying to get work done so he can leave early in July. He had dinner with Gen. Payut last night.

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