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A letter from Henry Dobson to his mother about the rough sea conditions.
Spanish-American War (1898), Military life
Catania July 4
Dark, water higher, boat pitching – feel like a top O.K. Writing in dark, mail called – will reach Key West in a little while. But I guess we will stay outside on account of 8 o’clock law. Water like bluing, gun on mast head most of day. Boat slow, sighted monitor. My Co. set of 1 ﬁre–cracker just now – on stick oﬀ the ship – only noise today. Well love to all.
Dobson, Henry A., "Letter, Henry Dobson to Mamma, July 4, 1898" (1898). Henry A. Dobson Papers. 18.