|Letter from Hargrove Bellamy|
|Letters - Hargrove Bellamy Correspondence|
|Thursday, 04 April 1918 00:00|
My time is limited, So I made a carbon coppy of what I wrote Hoggie. To send you, And you will understand where I am. And what I am doing.
Hq. Co. 37Ist. Inf.
Camp Jackson, S.C.
Apr. 4, 1918
Your very much supprised letter came this morning. I must say I was some what supprised at some of its contents Tho had heard a bit of inkling of your good luck while at home during the past week end.
It gives me great pleasure to know you are to be married, at such an early date. To such a charming young lady. I don't know her personally, but have heard a lot about her.
The worst for me is; it will be impossible for me to accept the great honor you have asked of me. I know of nothing that would give me more pleasure, than to be your best man. And help tie the knott securely.
I am unable to explain my non-acceptance in detail. But when I say it will be impossible for me to be there. You will no doubt understand. We don't expect to be at this camp latter than ______ a few days.
"Old Boy," am glad you are going to be married. Think you have taken a very wise step. And I hope the happiest days of your past will be the glooomiest days of your future.
Don't forget to look me up when you come over. And we will drink to the down-fall of the damn old Kaiser in BERLIN.
Give my love to Father and Aunt Ellen and Eliza, and wishing you all a happy Christmas.
Best luck and congratulations old boy,