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^[[134.]] May 26th 1909 [[letterhead]] [[image - drawing of logo of the Hotel Meurice] HÔTEL MEURICE Rue de Rivoli PARIS ADRESSE TÉLÉGRAPHIQUE 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]] [[strikethrough]]168[[/strikethrough]]
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