Dear Mother. I rec’d your letter some time ago am glad to hear you are all well. I have not wrote thinking as soon as I was examined would go home. I was examined about the last one and that was a day ago. But I did not pass and they told me that I would be sent to a higher Board of Doctors to be examined so now I will have to wait till than They will call me when my turn comes for examination. So I will have to wait will write more in letter to Anna. Loving Son John
I believe this would be when John was being discharged from the service.