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Series 03: John Brady Nash letters, 1914-1915January 1914-December 1915Full title: Series 03: John Brady Nash letters, January 1914-December 1915
Transcript:your life-belt on Sir? No. I never thought of that. Did you have yours? Oh, yes, we all had the belts on up our end. What for? To make a jump into the water if we were hit." The Captain told me that an object that was being towed by a steamer in the distance looked to the Mate through the telescope to have the shape of a submarine. I hope to have chance in the morning to post this letter with wishes of safe conduct to you at Moss Vale. When you & your Community have read it, please send it on to the girls at Macquarie Street, because I have not been able to write to them a long letter during the voyage. Please give my best wishes to M. M Dominic and her colleagues. May fortune of the best be always with you, her and them. "Farewell my dear child, fare thee well, The elements be kind to thee, and make Thy spirits all of comfort! fare thee well." With heaps of love & loads of kisses from Your affnte & lvg Father John. B. Nash Sister Mary Hyacinth Dominican Convent Moss Vale N. S. Wales. [Octavius Caesar, in Act 3, Scene 2 of William Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra: "Farewell my dearest sister, fare thee well: The elements be kind to thee, and make Thy spirits all of comfort! fare thee well."]