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

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for their misterable & rotten old politics out of international affairs? Why didn't they find the flaws in Wilson's 14 principles eight or ten months ago, before negociations for peace & armistice had been started. Europe is perfectly satisfied with these principles, and now these two political gents are willing to stir up a dissention between the allies at a time when kid gloves are absolutely necessary to life. The business ahead is a most "ticklish" one & it behooves every real American to stand back of the Pres. & not to criticize- at least