Harvey Critchlow Military Son of William Burton Critchlow & Emma Elizabeth Harvey Critchlow
FRIEND OF HER SOLDER 1 Writes Letter to Mrs. Emma Critchlow and Sends Souvenir HLLWOOD CITT, Pa., March II. Mrs. Kmrha Oltehlow of the Fourth ward received a letter from France a few days ago which shows the kindred spirit existing: between the French and the American people. The letter shows that the boys "over there" are not without friend and shows also the hlarh re- gard in which Americana are held by the French people. Mra. Critchlow Is the mother of Harvey Critchlow who enlisted last summer and has been In active service in France for a number of months. The letter translated Is as follows: Hauaslmont par Sommeaons Marne. Dear Mrs. Crttchlow: I had your address from your son with whom I often have little conversations when he comes to my store as I, know a little English and I hope you will not mind my writing- to you. I know nobody in America and It would be a great pleasure for me to correspond with you. We French people admire very much these kind American soldiers coming- to fight for us we feel muoh sympathy towards them and towards their own families who had to part from them. We are hofing- the war will not last long: now because the Germans, they say. are getting- weaker every day and soon must be beaten. France Is too beautiful for them. and they shall never have it. I am sending you a little hand painted picture of a cathedral the Germans burnt. Will you keep it as a souvenir? I hope wou will not be displeased with my letter. With many kind thoughts. Tour sincerely, A. M. BRET.