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LETTERS CLOSE, Engl. law. Close letters are grants, of the king, and being of private concern, they are thus distinguished from letters patent.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Hugh acknowledges that wisdom urges "Put away childish things" but asks, "What remains, Mother?" Not fame and success: only "a certain long moment lost in Africa." As his letters close, he promises his mother to return there.
The volume of letters closes just as the First World War which so devastated much of Flanders began to have an impact on the letter-writers' lives.