Erroll Pilkington Gillespie Letters
Letters from from Erroll Pilkington Gillespie to his family. Learn more.
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able to buy a hat large enough for himself soon. I hope the big "nuts" will use some common sense and not fall all over him!
Everyone realizes what great assistance America has been, but they do make such fools of themselves trying to point this out to the British. One is very anxious to see how this question of "Freedom of the Seas" will turn out, it is certainly a touchy point and one that old Wilson will have to handle pretty carefully if he doesn't want to rub us up the wrong way - "Brittania rules the waves." and a d--d lucky thing for America that she does; or where wd. they have been in this war. Well nuff said. By the way, you asked me if old Peachie was in France at the time of the Armistice, no, he never got over again very much to his disappointment, still he seems to be enjoying life fairly well at
BC Archives, MS-2685 Box 17 File 3 / OLIVER, William Edgar, 1867 – 1920. Victoria; lawyer. / Erroll P. Gillespie, correspondence outward, 1917 – 1919.