Letter, From: "Mama" To: Edwin E. Seager, March 24, 1919.

Enclosure + [4] p.
Autograph letter signed by Mama [Mrs. Seager].  Enclosure postmarked: March 26, 1919.
Summary: Mrs. Seager was discouraged by reports that the 78th Division was being sent to Germany to replace the 42nd (Rainbow) Division on occupation duties. She hoped that this were not true. She goes on to state that it angered her that some divisions that had not served in action were being sent home sooner than divisions, like the 78th, that had taken part in the fighting:

 "I wonder how many more letters I shall have to write before you come home? I saw by Sat. papers that your division had gone on into Germany to take the place of the Rainbow Division, and wouldn't sail until June anyway. Of course, we don't know how much truth we read in the papers, so are in hopes it isn't so.

Ross Smith... has just got his discharge, and is a goin on the R.R. again. He said that his division would have been at the front in four more days. It seems too bad that they didn't send them on, and let you boys that have been there so long come home. They claim it is because of the cost to the government. But I tell you, it isn't costing the government a cent. It is all coming out of the farmers, and all the soldiers say the same thing. None of them are anxious to go back to France. They all say the U.S.A. is good enough for them."
Digitally Donated by Michael Foight.
Audio recording narrated by Ruth Martin and produced by Laura Bang. (NB: Some slight liberties were taken with the text to make it more readable.)

Main Author: Seager, Luna Caroline McQueen, 1871-1952.
Format: Letter Transcribed
Language: English
Published: 1919
Online Access: https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:341946