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David J. Castleman letter to Mary Pride Jones, 4 November 1918

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5 showing up for the holidays. I wonder of you remember these little incidents. I used to call them branding irons, when I was sore at you. I'm going to keep warm this winter if there is any such thing possible in France. Have just gotten me a a leather jacket lined with heavy blanket material. Over this I can wear my sheepskin. As a protection against stormy weather, which is very frequent in this place, I've provided myself with rubber boots reaching to the hips. What are Roosevelt & Taft trying to do? Make a little capital