July 4, 1918

Dear Ma,

We are leaving London this afternoon on the next stage of our journey. How long we will stop in Paris no one seems to know.

Yesterday, six of us went sight-seeing in a "brake" that the Red Cross hired. I certainly wouldn't have missed it for anything. We went down to the tower and through the financial district. We inspected the tower rather hastily, being escorted by "beef eaters" from one point of interest to another. Then we went to St. Paul's where we went in and to Westminster Abbey which a clergyman showed us through. Besides , we saw the various palaces, etc., from the outside.

I must go and see about baggage. Sorry this is so hasty.


That being done, I can continue for a moment before we go to lunch.

We drove through Hyde Park, the Kensington Gardens and St. James Park. We were shown everything from the Houses of Parliament to the smallest house in London and the dogs' cemetery near Victoria Gate. That is the foolest thing I ever saw. Graves outlined with marble slabs and planted with forget-me-nots and headstones with inscriptions and quotations from the Bible about faithful friends and cruel worlds.

I mailed the package to Katherine Harvey the first afternoon we were here. I did not get a chance to see anybody as yesterday morning we had to go to various passport offices and in the afternoon we made this tour.

This morning we have been packing and getting ready to move on. I made arrangements with a man here in London,

The Redford Cigar Stores,
H. Goodman. Prop.,
#110 Southampton Row, W.C.,

to send tobacco to Italy by registered mail. He will accept checks on Italian, French or U. S. banks and cover the amount with cigars, cigarettes or tobacco as asked for. Lunch is ready.