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To Major General Frank R. McCoy
June 26, 1940 Washington, D.C.
Will you give me a tip on Mr. Stimson, what you may happen to know of his special ideas and what advice you would give me in my approach to him. Confidentially, I am flying up there late tomorrow evening—to Mitchel Field and on to his Long Island place, and returning early Friday morning.1 If you think there is anything for me to know before going up, please telephone me tomorrow morning prior to ten o’clock eastern time on a reverse charge basis.
G. C. Marshall
Document Copy Text Source: Frank R. McCoy Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Document Format: Typed letter signed.
1. Marshall wrote to his wife at Fire Island on June 28: “I left the office at three yesterday, flew up to Mitchel Field, and from there motored twenty minutes to the Stimson’s country place. They are both delightful people and their farm is charming; he has owned it for forty years. We talked until almost midnight; then I had breakfast with him at 6:30 this morning and hustled back to town, arriving here at eight.” (GCMRL/ Research File [Family].)
Recommended Citation: ThePapers of George Catlett Marshall, ed.Larry I. Bland, Sharon Ritenour Stevens, and Clarence E. Wunderlin, Jr.(Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 2, “We Cannot Delay,” July 1, 1939-December 6, 1941 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986), p. 252.