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[[preprinted]] NORDDEUTSCHER LLOYD BREMEN 
[[image - black and white flag with anchor and key on it]]
DAMPFER "PRINZESS IRENE"
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May 12th 1914
My dear little Alfred;
I am on the big boat out on the ocean. We can't see any land anywhere. But on Thursday we shall be in Europe.
Mr. Simonson & Mr. Lee & Mrs. Lee are here in the boat too. 
This morning we went down inside the big boat [[strikethrough]] where the [[/strikethrough]] and saw
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