President Eliza Shephard 1068 East, 16th St., Oakland Secretary Rose E. Dorety. 1068 E. 16th St., Oakland, Treasurer Ida May Carpenter 522 1/2 Lyon St., San Francisco. Headquarters Department of California and Nevada Woman's Relief Corps Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic. Office fo the President Feb. 12th 1904 Dear Old Boy, It seems so strange to write to you and feel you are so far away and yet may be on the road home before you got this or rather before this letter reaches the place where you were when it was written, we are all well on this side of the stream and must sincerely hope you are in good health. Ben left for Los Angeles last Friday. Dr. Crawford todl her, she said, to go there on account of Joan's bad cold. he thought the change would do her some good, I helped her get off. fixed up the childrens clothes adn made Bus [Bess?] two ??? - & a waist so she would look all right, she visits at Mrs. Idah ??? for a short time and then will ??? I believe she obtains board & room for herself & her children for &10 a week, which is reasonable for Los Angeles this time of the year.