October 26, 1918
My Dearest Maude,
I am back in Brooklyn come back yesterday and will til about the 20th of November and then eighteen months in France.
I seen Sylvan this morning but did not get a chance to talk to him.
I am sure glad to get off the S[outh] D[akota]. She sure is a madhouse. I never put five months of my life like them.
Say, Maude, I will try and send that ring by Xmas. I have got $70 toward it already. You make money slow in the navy and I don’t want to draw any out of the bank. Will that be all right? If not tell me, dear, and I will send it. Now don’t be afraid to say no.
I and my pal was out of New York about 40 miles last night. A lady took us out in her car. Some time, believe me. Of course I was kinda in the road being the third one but they said I had to go along. Gee I wish you were there. It would have been much nicer.
Well, I must close for this time.
From your loving Clark.