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To Mrs. Allen T. Brown
December 5, 1941 [Washington, D.C.]
I appreciated your letter and was glad to find you enjoyed the game, however depressing the final score.1 I was not present, being unable to leave Washington because of critical matters pending at the time. Neither you nor Allen made any mention of the other people in the box. I wonder if you met them. General Arnold, the Chief of the Air Corps, and his wife were there, and I am pretty certain Allen had met him; Glenn Martin, the Aircraft manufacturer from Baltimore, was there with a friend; the other couple was supposed to be the Secretary of Commerce and RFC Chairman, Jesse Jones and his wife but he telephoned me a request to have a niece use the tickets. Whether the niece was an old maid or a ravishing blond, I do not know.
Katherine is improving constantly and now manages a walk as far as the cemetery, which has an unpleasant implication but is our frequent daily objective in search of peace of mind. As a matter of fact, after some of the stormy days and weeks here, I think a cemetery would be pretty nice. I get in a ride almost every day, and Fleet is now an accomplished coach dog when it comes to following and obeying.
General Stayer was here from Panama yesterday and told us all about Molly and her baby.
With my love to you both,
Document Copy Text Source: Research File, Family Folder, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed letter.
1. Margaret Brown’s letter is not in the Marshall papers. The Browns had attended the army-navy football game in Philadelphia on November 29. The Naval Academy won 14-6.
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), pp. 694-695.