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David J. Castleman letter to Mary Pride Jones, 14 October 1918

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Took my friend, Dr. Pickrell, around to see Dr. Ribot & his wife this evening. They want us to come around some evening this week to play Bridge. I have just made a bet of a hundred francs that our men will be on the way home before Christmas. Pickrell fears that the war is going to last forever; but I guess that is because he expects to marry as soon as he returns- he thinks the time will never come, or at least it seems that way to him. Tuesday-Have just read Pres. Wilson's 2nd note to Germany. It was published in the "dernière heure" column of the French papers to night. It is a great piece of work & he told the Boches just what he thinks of them. He says to the Kaiser that he can get off the map & go to H-. Also that if they really want an armistice that they will have to apply to the military council, but in doing so they will have to go on their knees, or in other words, surrender sans conditions. That puts an end to the dickering and now it is up