Dear Mama - I am getting tired of hearing these stories about my being sick. Every letter I get from Ypsilanti has something in about my being sick and going to be sent home. Please let me inform you and all of my friends and relatives that I haven't missed a drill or guard duty for about four weeks. When I was sick the doctors said that all of those that couldn't stand the climate were to be sent home, but I am used to the climate and intend to stay until the war is over. (Now don't trouble yourself about me. If I am sick I shall let you know, so don't believe the stories that have got around about me.) The report got around that one of the boys was dead and the preacher at Willis gave out the announcement in church that he was dead and his body was to be shipped home. He was not even sick since he has been here, so you can see how nice 't is for such stories to get circulated. I did not go on that forced march Wednesday as I was kept on the water detail, and went with the wagon to a ! spring about four miles from camp t get water. All the water for drinking purposes is brought from this spring The spring is really a small creek flow ing out from under the side of a moun tain, and the water is awful pure an clear. Teil B. H. that I saw peanuts grow ing (we saw their vines) on one side o the road and cotton on the other. They were just starting. Well, I am on guard again today, s I must close with love . Tour affectionate son, P. S. - I will write again soon, an don't believe those stories It make me raad enough to fight when I hear o: them.