My Dearest Maudy,
Well dear just a line to let you know that I am leaving for China. I am going on the Prairie and my address will be USS Prairie in care of Postmaster, N.Y.
Say, did you get that package if not let me know. Say, Maude, I will come home on a furlough when I get back. And then, dear, it will be home sweet home for me.
How would you like to go along with me? We would have some time you and I all alone.
I can’t think of any news so I will close hoping to hear from you soon.
I am your loving friend,