Letter from Sir Lawrence to his mother, Mary Pattinson

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Sir Lawrence discusses being stuck at Rouen for a day or two and describes it as a place 'out to rob the British soldiers'. He complains about the journey to get there, but remarks he has no news because war is 'always a beastly slow business'.

He comments that his juveniles are keeping in good spirits despite the discomfort of the town owing to it being spoilt by the army.

Written from the Grand Hotel D'Angleterre, Rouen.

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