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To Allen T. Brown
January 29, 1941 [Washington, D.C.]
Your telegram was so much grief to your mother until I reached home and translated its code into the grand news that the Brown family was on the way. We are both delighted and I cannot tell you how deeply we feel that this will be a tremendous factor in stabilizing your outlook and governing the development of your lives. It is great news, and I am delighted. Please give Madge my love and all of my congratulations. Whatever Hitler may do, you two are doing your full duty to make the world a better place.1
Document Copy Text Source: Research File, Family Folder, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed letter.
1. Allen and Madge had a son, Allen Tupper, Jr., on September 1, 1941.
Recommended Citation: The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, ed. Larry I. Bland, Sharon Ritenour Stevens, and Clarence E. Wunderlin, Jr. (Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 2, “We Cannot Delay,” July 1, 1939-December 6, 1941 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986), pp. 399-400.