In answer to yours of the 14th inst: I carried that stamp all the way from Blightly and have had it about seven months: about time I used it. It is against the rules to take letters from France and post them in England. I am glad to hear George Todd is alright as a P. of W. and I don’t suppose he will be in Germany long from now. I hade a letter from Dad today and he mentioned that Mabel was becoming engaged. I don’t know what to think about it. I don’t suppose she will see much of him now especially if they take “special” care of him as they do some. I was also ignorant of the fact that Mabel had turned Christadelphian but I am pretty sure that I never will.
I am surprised at Mr Howard not being able to play that “Christ & his Soldiers” is it because the organ is not big enough. Perhaps he could manage it on the organ when it is finished. I have been having a decent tune on the cornet this evening and it goes alright with the clarinette. It wouldn’t take much for us to get up an orchestra but of course the men want a little security on the safety of their instruments. We’ll I haven’t any more to write this time so will conclude with
From Will xx