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Elizabeth C. Marshall to General John J. Pershing
August 12, 1927 Washington, D.C.
My dear General:
As you may imagine George is typing this for me as I am not able to write myself.
I must apologize for the long delay in thanking you for those beautiful flowers, which thrilled both me and my nurse! You were so dear to remember me and your flowers came at a moment when I was much depressed, and they helped me through a hard day.
George has tried to get you on the telephone three or four times, but without success. Finally, last night the operator at the Metropolitan Club informed him that you were no longer living there. Possibly you had not been there on any of the other occasions they had told him you were not in.
I have a brief respite from the Walter Reed, but will have to go back in a few weeks and probably will remain there quite awhile. A heart is a very slow thing to improve, but I pray that I may be back in my own house at the War College before so very long. And I will look forward to seeing you.
The Palmers have been kind enough to allow us to make use of their apartment, but I expect to go down to the War College tomorrow night, as the unpacking has about gotten over the hammer and nail stage. We have two servants established there that we brought from Virginia, and a temporary maid here at the Palmer’s.
George tells me you are looking very well, and I want to see you for myself before very long.
With much love, and thanks for your lovely flowers,
Elizabeth C. Marshall [typed]
Document Copy Text Source: John J. Pershing Papers, General Correspondence, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Document Format: Typed letter.
Recommended Citation: The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, ed. Larry I. Bland and Sharon Ritenour Stevens (Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 1, “The Soldierly Spirit,” December 1880-June 1939 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981), pp. 309-310.