Dear Sister, [Jennie]
I am not in the trenches just now. But out resting and believe me, we all feel like a rest. We only get about 4 or 5 hours sleep a day while in there. And I never had any of my clothes off, not even my boots, for almost a week. They took us all down for a bath and change of under clothes today which I was very pleased to get. Then I went up town and got a big dinner of pork chops and eggs. That is the first time I had enough to eat since coming over here. We got paid today too. We get 30 Francs a month here which amounts to 6 dollars in Canadian money. However it is nearly all we can spend here. I find it easier money to handle that English. But they have English, French and Belgium money here. They will take any kind you feel like giving them.
Oct. 17, 1915
From your brother, Martin
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