Ham is to go to a division soon as assistant! Then later he gets a division to command. This W.D. is cockeyed! Ham is one of our ablest – but he, at 52 or 53, must serve an apprenticeship before getting a division! The conversations with the British grow wearisome. They’re difficult to talk to -apparently afraid-someone is trying to tell them what to do and how to do it. Their practice of war is dilatory.