Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Anne Hitchcock Sims
The Carlton, London,
Saturday, June 29, 1918
My precious Nani:
I came back from Queenstown on Thursday and found an unusual amount of work and correspondence that has kept me very busy ever since. So busy that it was apparent that I was not going to have time to write you a real letter with a pen; so this afternoon I dictated quite a long letter to Miss Thompson for the next mail, which leaves tomorrow. . . . I do not enjoy being in the limelight. However, I have nothing to complain of. Everything is going as well as could be expected, the navy enjoys a good reputation here and at home, and I am in my usual perfect health:
There is a sort of mild influenza going the rounds of the armies and navies, but it lasts but a few days. About 25 or 30 of the office force are home with it now, and possibly most of them will have it in time. I am so very well and strong that I hope to escape. . . .