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To Brigadier General John McA. Palmer
June 24, 1940 Washington, D.C.
I returned from New York yesterday to find your note of June 21st, together with a copy of the telegram you had sent Mr. Stimson. I want you to know that I appreciate very deeply not only just what you said of me to him, but particularly your thoughtfulness in doing this. I can always count on you for a fine unselfish act.
I am sorry I did not have a chance to see anything of you when you were in town.1 It is getting so these days that I am having difficulty in seeing anything of Katherine, and when I am with her I have to spend so much time relaxing that I am not very much of a husband.
G. C. M.
Document Copy Text Source: John McA. Palmer Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Document Format: Typed letter signed.
1. Palmer had been in Washington in connection with the introduction in congress of “A Bill to Protect the Integrity and Institutions of the United States Through a System of Selective Compulsory Military Training and Service” by Senator Edward R Burke (Democrat from Nebraska) on June 20 (s. 4164) and by congressman James W. Wadsworth (Republican from New York) on June 21 (H.R 10132).
Recommended Citation: ThePapers 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. 251-252.