TO THE EDITOR OF THE TIMES.
I will dye, and hand over to the proper quarter, any sweaters that your readers are good enough to send me.
Cases in point. Two officers commanding units coming from – well, coming from far warmer climate than the Aisne – ask for sweaters in bulk for their good men who will be at the front in a fortnight’s time, and in a fortnight the weather may be really cold. I have, of course, telegraphed “Yes.”
It is perhaps a weak point, for the moment, that I have not got the sweaters – the 2,500 sent me in answer to my request for 150 being already pledged – but I know well that your readers will send them to me.
8, King’s Bench Walk, Inner Temple, E.C.
[This was a follow-up to John Penoyre's earlier letter in which he asked for 150 sweaters (and got 2,500 in response) and made the rash undertaking to dye as many sweaters as were sent in.]