Chatham, Massachusetts: 1942. Typed Letter Signed. An interesting, one-page letter to Andrew Coddington, a soldier at a recruit training center at Fort Hancock, NJ (now a part of Sandy Hook National Park). On Lincoln's personal stationery, dated August 19, 1942. Lincoln writes that he has been ill which explains for the tardiness in his response, "but be sure that it wasn't due to carelessness." Lincoln then gets personal: "I wonder where you may be just now. Events and people are moving so fast and so far in these strange days, that it is hard to keep up with them. Perhaps you are somewhere the other side of the world by this time." Lincoln writes that he wished Coddington well and hopes he can visit him on Cape Cod if he is in the Chatham area.
"Wherever you are I hope things are going well with you and that some of these days, and in the not too far distant future, you will be coming back to Cape Cod again." An interesting reflection by a well-known author during World War II. Item #56696
Very Good (usual letters folds for mailing).