Taylor, Brainerd, 1877-1955
Brent expresses his wish that Roly not become involved in the war, although with the raising of the draft age he might not be able to avoid it. If Roly does come overseas, Brent wants to influence his service, since he would like to have his companionship and his skills. What they need most from new men are leadership qualities and knowledge of French and Brent could probably get him a commission. He has enclosed a letter to Colonel Millar and instructs Roly to bring it to him in Washington before he enlists or is drafted. He knows it would be a comfort to their family if they could be together in the war and it's not uncommon for that to happen among officers.