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To Major Claude M. Adams
[July (?),1938] [Washington, D.C.]
I had a letter from Ruth the other day.1 I really should answer it, but I will make this a joint affair.
My freight arrived yesterday and is being stored until I get located. I have my car, but have not yet used it, the license plates not being due until this afternoon. I am living temporarily with Colonel Walker, whose wife leaves tomorrow for Canada.
Washington is intensely hot and I have been equally busy, receiving official callers at the office, paying first office calls, and trying to find out about my business.
Mrs. Marshall finds Fire Island cool and delightful. Says she is feeling splendid. Her concern is over my house hunting.
Will you please tell the postmaster to ship magazines to me for the present at 2101 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. So far, none of my office papers have arrived, but I suppose Kendricks will start them shortly.
I have been drawn into a little CCC business, but nothing of importance, though I hear a good bit about what is going on from General Tyner, whose office is close by. If I learn anything of interest to the Staff I will let them know.
I will be interested to hear your reconnaissance report on the Uncle Sams. Ruth wrote that you had just left for a visit down there.
This is a hasty note. However, I did not want you two to think that I had forgotten you.
With my love,
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, Selected Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed letter.
1. This letter was not found in the Marshall papers.
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. 612-613.