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To Mrs. Allen T. Brown
May 7, 1941 [Washington, D.C.]
I have not written to you and Beau for some time, but I have enjoyed your letters to Katherine.1 My time grows more limited each day, as the pressures are constantly on the increase.
I was supposed to have left for the West Coast Monday and have been at Monterey, California today, to review an army corps near Tacoma to morrow and to have sailed for Alaska tomorrow night. As it developed, I had to go to the White House yesterday; was scheduled to go today—that was postponed, and am due to go tomorrow and possibly Friday, and so my Alaska trip depends now on my joining the Army Commander out there by a direct flight to Anchorage, over Canada to the Yukon.
My sister is here now and she and Katherine have been out to see the place, where everything is in bloom. Arrangements have been made for the repapering of the hall and the living room, work to start next week.2 At our place at Myer, they are laying a rather intermittent paved court in rear of the house under the apple-tree where we lunch in the warm weather.
I hope that nothing interferes with my trip to West Point in June, so that I may see you.
With my love
Document Copy Text Source: Research File, Family Folder, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed letter.
1. “Beau” was the family name for Allen.
2. Marshall was referring to Dodona Manor, their house in Leesburg, Virginia.
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. 496-497.