2-011 To Brigadier General Jay L. Benedict, July 13, 1939

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Date: July 13, 1939

To Brigadier General Jay L. Benedict

July 13, 1939 [Washington, D.C.]

Dear Benedict:

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.

Faithfully yours,

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

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