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To General John J. Pershing
October 1, 1930 Fort Benning, Georgia
Thanks for your note of congratulations. You were good to write.
I’m afraid I will not get to Washington on my way north. Things are so active here this particular time of year that I am only going up at the last moment and am returning direct the same day I reach Baltimore.
I hope very much you can be with me. I am asking no one else in Washington. Saving yourself, if I include one friend it would be necessary to ask a large number, and we hope to do this thing as quietly as possible.
But you, please try and arrange your plans so that I can have the great pleasure and the honor of your support. If you can meet me at the Belveder[e] Hotel at twelve thirty on the fifteenth, we are to go to a luncheon and then direct to the chapel at two thirty. From there I go to the train for the south.
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.
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), p. 359.