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To Brigadier General Jay L. Benedict
July 13, 1939 [Washington, D.C.]
I have just this moment read your letter of July 12th regarding Monteiro’s visit.1 I can see that you put the big pot into the little one and gave him a perfect exhibition. I am especially appreciative of Mrs. Benedict’s contribution to the affair. You two certainly have a hard time there. The honor of that post is considerably qualified by the laborious and expensive obligations that go along with it, but on every hand I hear compliments on the manner in which you carry it out.
I have been immersed in Brazilian and Dominican affairs. Like you, I found Monteiro a very agreeable person and unusually well informed. Please accept my personal thanks for your efficient response to this obligation, and my thanks to Mrs. Benedict.
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, General Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed letter.
1. Benedict (U.S.M.A., 1904) had been superintendent of the United States Military Academy since February 1938. In his letter to Marshall, he described the visit by General G