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Marion, N.C.
May 1918

Dear Sir

I will drop you a few lines as I am a very poor woman and 56 years old and have 2 or 3 cancers and am not able to make my way and my son fixed so I would draw $20.00 and he was the only dependall I had will you please notify the war department to send it to me as I am in bad shape he has been in army ever since the third of Oct. he was drafted in the armey and is in columbia camp Jackson Co. K. 321 Infy.

G. R. Procter.

I am sure you dont know my condition and how bad I need money for my doctor bills and to get something to eat if I was able to work I would not bother about this but as I am very old and not in good health I will appreciate you helping me by doing what I ask you my unknown friend. let me know please if you can help me I remain

Very truely

Mrs Harrett Procter
Marion N.C.
Box 260.