August 12, 1943
HOW DO YOU LIKE NEW YORK--OR HAVE YOU HAD A CHANCE TO SEE THE BIG CITY YET? IF YOU HAVE NOT, I AM SURE YOU WILL ENJOY YOUR FIRST TRIP ON WHAT USED TO BE THE "GREAT WHITE WAY." WHEN YOU HAVE A CHANCE, BE SURE TO SEE THE BRONX ZOO--IT IS NOT FAR FROM YOU, AND IS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD. I KNOW, TOO, YOU WILL ENJOY RADIO CITY WITH ALL ITS WONDERS, AND ALL THE SIGHTS OF LOWER MANHATTEN.
FROM THE WAY I AM WRITING ANY ONE WOULD THINK THAT I DID NOT KNOW YOU ARE IN THE NAVY AND THAT YOUR TIME IS TAKEN UP WITH YOUR BASIC TRAINING! I AM WONDERING JUST WHAT SORT OF LIFE YOU LIVE THERE IN COLLEGE GETTING THIS TRAINING. WHEN YOU HAVE TIME I HOPE YOU WILL WRITE ME AND TELL ME ABOUT IT.
TOO, I HOPE YOU WILL BE SURE TO SEND ME YOUR PICTURE TAKEN IN YOUR UNIFORM. IN MY COLLECTION OF PICTURES, WHICH NUMBERS ABOUT 125, I HAVE ONE WAC BUT NOT A WAVE, SO I AM ANXIOUS TO GET YOUR PICTURE.
THE LAST ISSUE OF THE SPEEDOMETER IS ENCLOSED--YOU MIGHT FIND SOMETHING INTERESTING IN IT.
LATER THIS MONTH I WILL GET OUT MY REGULAR LETTER TO ALL THE PEOPLE FROM HERE IN THE SERVICE, AND I WILL BE SURE YOU GET ONE, ALONG WITH THE OTHER ISSUES OF THE SPEEDOMETER, BUT BE SURE TO KEEP ME INFORMED OF YOUR ADDRESS SHOULD IT CHANGE.
JESSE G. DORSEY
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