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May 26th 1909

[[image - drawing of logo of the Hotel Meurice]
Rue de Rivoli

MEURISOTEL PARIS [[/letterhead]]

My dear Colonel-

The last day at sea brought thick fog and delayed our arrival at Cherbourg until so late an hour I decided to spend the night there and come to Paris by daylight on Monday the 24th.  I am glad I did as Normandy was most beautiful in Springtime blossoms and the bed at Cherbourg was comfortable.  Paris, too, is beautiful just now in her Springtime colors [[strikethrough]] and [[/strikethrough]] 

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