E.R. Kinsey, President
W.E. Rolfe, Associate
City of St. Louis
Department of the President
Board of Public Service
Col. Chas. Young,
My Dear Friend:
Your letter and post-photo were duly received,
and I thank you much for both.
Your retirement is an absolute disgrace to the
American people, but we must fight now rather
than sit down and ...
As I wrote you, it is my firm conviction
that you will again be called into active service,
but even that hope must not be an excuse for your
friends to be lulled into desuetude.
The Roosevelt Division is going to be called as
sure as can be, and if nothing else, this will
give you your chance.
Somehow I want to go with you, for your spirit
of real genuine hard soldiering suits me to a tee.
You musnt forget me when that time comes, for
I presume the units of your commands will be
organized in different sections of the country
Perhaps I shall be in Washington at that time,