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To General John J. Pershing
December 20, 1929 Fort Benning, Georgia
This is to carry to you my Xmas greetings and assurances of my loyal devotion. I hope you are in rugged health and happy.
In the papers I noticed you were in Cheyenne at Senator Warren’s funeral. I had written to him about a week before he died. His career to me was a wonderful thing, and I always enjoyed being with him. I hope Mrs. Warren is not suffering from her knee trouble.
I was in Washington for one night in October for Mrs. Coles’ funeral. She died just a year, lacking two days, after my mothers passing.1
I wish I could have you and Warren and your sister here now; it is cool but not cold and the outdoor life delightful. I do hope you will come to me sometime this winter.
Please give my warm regards to Miss May and to Warren, and please always believe me,
Faithfully and affectionately yours,
G. C. Marshall, Jr.
Document Copy Text Source: John J. Pershing Papers, General Correspondence, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Document Format: Handwritten letter signed.
1. Pershing’s late wife’s father, Senator Francis E. Warren, died on November 24, 1929. Laura Bradford Marshall died on October 25, 1928.
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. 348-349.