World War I-dated ALS signed “George S. Patton, Jr.,” one page both sides, 8.25 x 10.5, April 9, 1918. Letter to his mother, Ruth Wilson Patton, about the death of his father-in-law, in full: "I have not yet heard if you had left Thomasville before Mr. Ayer died or not. I rather hope for B's sake you were there for poor Mrs. Ayer must have carried on terribly I feel so sorry for her. This has been hanging over her head a long time. Mr. Ayer ought really to be congratulated as he went in possession of his faculties and was apparently well to the last. He might have been an imbecile for years. I hope you have had plenty of rain we have enough to lend some it has rained every day for two weeks and is still at it. I have got Capt. Viner here with me now also a Capt. Brett both of them regulars and very fine officers. The men are mostly good too and all large fellows and full of pep. Personally I am full of pip or some other disease I have had a headake for three days which I hardly ever have. It's most exasperating but I shall be well before you get this. The last time I saw John he looked fine and seemed so also. He went to a lot of trouble to get me promoted but don't thank him as that would appear as if he had done me a favor instead of a justice." In fine condition.
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