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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02679.44 Author/Creator: Dawes, Charles (1865-1951) Place Written: Chicago, IL Type: Typed letter signed Date: 14 May 1920 Pagination: 2 p. ; 17 x 21 cm.

He asks her to write to a friend of his father's for him. Rufus went on a trip to New Mexico.general Pershing was made chief of staff. geneneral Payot struck his head against the top of his limousine.

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