David J. Castleman letter to Mary Pride Jones, 31 March 1918
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Monday. I got cold so went to bed in order to get warm. Am now at the camp and had to wade thru water + mud to get here. When I went in at noon I stopped by our P.O. and was made happy by getting your letter of Mar. 12th. It is awfully sweet of you to write me so often; I dont think I'll attempt to tell you how much your letters are appreciated. I look forward to them + when I think one is about due, I begin to feel disappointed over the delay. Also had a letter from McCullough today and he tells me the startling news of Carrie's marriage to a Mr. Lindsay, a gentleman that I dont remember ever hearing of. Of course I was glad to hear the news. I have not written her since coming to France, - I suppose that is why she did not honor me with a notice. However there is only one girl in the world and I adore her and long to be with her constantly. We were shocked to learn today that one of our Eng. Captains had died of pneu-monia at the hospital. He was with us only three or four days ago at the hotel, and none of us knew that he was seriously sick. Goodbye sweet girl; when everyone think of me you may know that I'm thinking of you. May the day soon come when we'll be together - and then always. D.J.C.