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Katherine T. Marshall to Franklin D. Roosevelt
May 10  [Washington, D.C.]
My Dear Mr. President,
Ever since your appointment of my husband—as your next Chief-of-Staff—I have wanted to write to you. It is difficult for me to put into words what I really feel. For years I have feared that his brilliant mind, and unusual opinion, were hopelessly caught in more or less of a tread-mill. That you should recognize his ability and place in him your confidence gives me all I have dreamed of and hoped for. I realize the great responsibility that is his. I know that his loyalty to you and to this trust will be unfailing. It is with the deepest feeling of gratitude and happiness that I send you this note of thanks.
Very Sincerely Yours,
Document Copy Text Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt Papers, Official File 25-T, Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park, New York.
Document Format: Handwritten letter signed.
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), p. 714.