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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 for his mother to receive $20, making J 4 a a month in all contributed by him for her support while lie is absent. j Swann expressed regret at not 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, and explains why he couldn't get off, and adds: "But I will be home as soon as we whip the 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 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 to He that w ay. I fixed my money fio'tbat yon could get It 1 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.''

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

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