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 - Swann is Just a country negro youth. He didn't...
Swann is Just a country negro youth. He didn't specially want to fight, but, having bej:i dratted, he is taking It seriously and with no spirit of resentment. His pay is supposedly $30 a month. Out of this he is allowing his mother "and the children" $20. From some other source, it seems, he has made provision provision for his mother to receive $20, making J 4 a a month in all contributed contributed by him for her support while lie is absent. j Swann expressed regret at not be-' be-' be-' lug able to spend Thanksgiving with liis mother. "We had a real nice dinner today and I puj'iyed myself real nice " he wrn'e !! mother. He then telll her how much rather he would have been home with her and the children, children, and explains why he couldn't get off, and adds: "But I will be home as soon as we whip the Germans. Germans. We are going to whip them somewhere on water, land or In the air. We are determined to whip them. I am remly (o );o over there right now with whitt training I have. I don't believe : am roin: to Ret killed and don't you worry a-bout a-bout a-bout pie. What Is Intended to Ue is gblng to be, if it Isn't Intended for me ti die in the army I am mil going going to He that w ay. I fixed my money money fio'tbat yon could get It 1 allowed allowed 20 for yoa out of my money and Hie (coTraiunt will ive you $2'). whlch'wUl be HO you will get every month, end when you get it don't save H Tak ltand ue It for y0ur' !f tif Ihe -children.'' -children.''

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  1. The News Leader,
  2. 08 Dec 1917, Sat,
  3. Page 4

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