June 9, 1918
My Dear Maude,
I am very angry at you for not writing, now what is going to be your excuse? I am on the South Dakota and have been [with]in eighty miles of France.
We seen one sub. but did not fire for if we did not get them they would get us.
Has Ruby heard from Dick? I have not seen his address and maybe he will write. I am just going to drop a note till you write.
From your Sailor,
USS South Dakota
Box in care Postmaster NY, NY