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David J. Castleman letter to Mary Pride Jones, 20 November 1918

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should be in the triumphal march thru the famous arch at the head of the Champs Elysee. You have no further "doots" about my winning the bet, have you? It is already won, tho I haven't as yet put in the claim. Perhaps it is not yet permitted to say when our troops will start on the return voyage, but it is in a very short time. Have just written to the Q.M. General requesting that he deliver my 2nd Liberty Loan bonds for $100.00 to you for safekeeping. It will be delivered to you by Registered letter. I wonder if you have yet received the $200.00 bond, for which I subscibed in your name and of which I wrote you some time ago. Vivez vous. A captain in our department has just been snatched away by pneumonia, having been sick only a day or two. It does it deadly work in a hurry; a man is apparently well one day and the next day we hear of his death. He did not seem to be strong tho, and those are the ones that have to be exceedingly careful. Am glad to know that the flu is on the wane in the States, and I am most grateful that you have escaped its clutches. Good bye for a day or two dearest sweet. I am crazy to see you. Tout à vous, D.