3-121 To Mary Huntington Pew, March 5, 1942

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Date: March 5, 1942

Subject: World War II

To Mary Huntington Pew1

March 5, 1942 [Washington, D.C.]

My dear Mary:

I received your note of February 22d, with its vivid reminder of my visits with your father and mother, and you girls so many years ago. Those days at Land’s End were very delightful moments of relaxation for me, and I thoroughly enjoyed being with your father and mother.

I hesitate to give you specific advice as to where you and your mother should locate yourselves during the present emergency, because it is very difficult to predict what may happen. However, personally I feel that the hazard of your cottage at Land’s End is no greater than that of crossing the street in Boston against the automobile traffic. While a submarine might endeavor to shell the light house in line with your cottage, yet the percentages are in your favor.

Please give my warm regards to your mother, and believe me

Faithfully yours,

Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, General Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.

Document Format: Typed letter.

1. As an instructor assigned to the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia (1911-12), Marshall had worked with the militia’s Brigadier General William A. Pew, Jr. The family owned a cottage on Cape Ann. Miss Pew was one of the late general’s four daughters.

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. 124.

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