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Letter July 18, 1918 from David Eichel to ___ Langman


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FT. L., JULY 18, 1918

My dear Langman:

The excursionists reached here, Monday, at 3:30 P.M., after a trip that was at once pleasant and unpleasant. The ride in itself was novel and fascinating, well calculated to make one forget its serious nature and significance. Yet despite the beautiful and inspiring landscape, despite our own efforts to create an atmosphere of levity and pleasure everyone showed unmistable signs of intense stress. Drawn and haggard faces were strictly the prevailing fashion. The great concern of all appeared to be the [illegible word] uncertain nature of their reception at the Fort. There was a feeling of genuine relief when our travles were terminated. At last we were to be confronted with realities and realities are hardly as terrible as vague uncertainties.

Thus far our treatment here has been beyond reproach. We have been accorded all the priveleges we had had at Upton. We are quartered

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