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To Colonel James C. Davis
September 6, 1946 Nanking, China
I have just received the card of your new firm announcing your membership.1 They might have included under “recently”—“an intermediary between the Chinese and the U. S. Governments”.
I am glad to learn that you have gotten settled and established again in your profession in civil life because I felt rather badly that I had been the cause of so much delay.
I wish I were equally settled and established in civil life down at Leesburg. This is a rough and apparently a very long road that I am travelling and were it not for the fact that I cannot escape the thought that some 400 odd million people are, to a considerable extent, dependent on my efforts I would lose patience.
With warm regards and every good wish for your legal future in which I have complete confidence.
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, China Mission, General Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed letter.
1. Davis had recently joined Squire, Sanders and Dempsey, Counsellors at Law, in Cleveland, Ohio.
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. 678.