Miss Allene S. Kelley,
Dearest Mine: -
It's in my system and just keeps crying out and I can't go to bed till I tell you again, I love you. God only knows how much dear and how hard I'm going to try to make your future one one [sic] unbroken period of happiness -- and I feel so good, -- I mean big, - proud, - elated, - happy, - jubilant, ---- oh I don't know, dearest, what it is!! I'm here and you're there and I'm going further away and I guess I'm crazy, that's all, so I'd better stop.
June 6, 1916
P. S. Dr. Whitesides "likes" you dear and I --- well haven't I told you I love you?