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To Juan T. Trippe
March 20, 1942 [Washington, D.C.]
Miss [Cora E.] Thomas, my Secretary, gave me your message to the effect that you had arranged with your Canal Zone representative to avoid any further hitches regarding Molly’s reservations on one of your planes for flight to Miami. I appreciate this very much, but I am reluctant to have involved you in influencing special treatment as to reservations in Molly’s behalf. I did welcome the possibility of having her well looked after on the trip but I did not want you to have her secure an advantage over other officers’ wives because of her relationship to me.
I am sorry I did not get a chance to see you and talk over things in general, and to thank you in particular for your kindness in this matter. We had a note from Molly Tuesday, stating that her change of schedule had been due to the fact that her reservation had been canceled from Miami, and further stating they did not think they could get her passage before the middle of April. We did not know prior to the receipt of her note just why her plans had suddenly changed.
Document Copy Text Source: Research File, Family Folder, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed letter.
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. 3, “The Right Man for the Job,” December 7, 1941-May 31, 1943 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991), p. 142.