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

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7 during these critical times. You can't teach an old dog new tricks (on ne peut pas enseigner un vieux singe des grimaces), and as they have been taught to conduct a campaign by criticizing & mid slinging, that is the only way they know. The criticism didn't create the slightest ripple over here. The French papers merely mentioned the fact and they didn't even bother to comment on the matter. What Mr. Roosevelt or Mr. Taft thinks is not of the slightest importance. All they are interested in is what Mr. Wilson thinks & what he will do next. All eyes turn to