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David J. Castleman letter to Mary Pride Jones, 22 November 1918

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7 I've already told you, was here this afternoon, and he informed me that he had picked a place for me on the Electrical Board at Paris. Unfortunately all they have to do now is to wind up business. I see tonights paper that over 100,000 applications from "Joy Riders" have been made to obtain passports to Europe. It will be quite some time before these birds will be given the privilege of swarming over devastated France & telling Frenchmen how "we won the war for them". I think our Uncle will keep them on the waiting list until he has entirely finished his work & has withdrawn all troops. I'll write you again in a day or two. Good Night my beloved wife- I long for the happy day when I can whisper that to you. tout à vous D.