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  Wilberforce, O., July 14, 1918.

My dear Oscar:-
    Thank you for your good letter. I  was at loggerheads with myself as to what was the matter with you thinking perhaps you were a little miffed at my polite refusal to intercede with that officer in your behalf giving you a special consideration in your organization. I did this for your good, in order that everything that comes to you may be on your own merit and thus strengthen and moralize and netualize  you for the big things in front of you. You are strong enough in intellect to cope with every difficulty that may arise without any politics which do not go in military- or rather should not if we want a decent organization.
  I enclose you  herewith an Itinerary of the Horseback Ride to Washington
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