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Memorandum for General Hull
December 1, 1945 Washington, D.C.
Will you have an appropriate officer in your section make a few tactful inquiries of the State Department regarding the handling of the expense accounts, etc., for me.
I suppose I will have to have some officer handle such funds. Once I reach China I imagine it can be done through the Embassy staff but it may be that something will be required en route—I do not know how such affairs function in the State Department.
Confidentially, Mr. Byrnes assures me that he will arrange a special expense account either through State Department funds or the President’s special fund or both in order to take care of all of my expenditures on this diplomatic mission. I would not wish the officer you select to announce this to the officials of the State Department.
G. C. M.
Document Copy Text Source: Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs (RG 165), Records of the Operations Division (OPD), Executive File 2, Item 9, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.
Document Format: Typed memorandum signed.
Recommended Citation: ThePapers 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. 5, “The Finest Soldier,” January 1, 1945-January 7, 1947 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003), p. 376.