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To Eliza Stuart1
[September, 1890?] [Uniontown, Pennsylvania]
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The Church gave fifty dollars and we gave eighty dollars and eighty cents. Papa gave me a new prayer book and hymnal for doing without molases. Papa went to Lexington in Virginia.2 Love to Ted and Jack.
1. Marshall’s mother’s aunt lived with the family for a time. Marshall remembered her as an elderly, well-educated woman who was determined that he also be well educated. “She began teaching me at about five years old, and she so soured me on study and teaching that I liked to never have recovered from it, because I would be held by her chair while she taught me and I could see out in the streets my friends playing. That was particularly horrible to me on Saturday mornings.” (Marshall Interviews, p. 81.)
2. Marshall’s brother Stuart (b. 1875) entered the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia, in September 1890.
Recommended Citation: The Papers 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. 1, “The Soldierly Spirit,” December 1880-June 1939 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981), pp. 3-4.