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To Mrs. George S. Patton, Jr.
September 1, 1939 [Washington, D.C.]
My dear Mrs. Patton:
I have been intending for some time to write you a note and tell you of the fine hospitality I received at the hands of your husband and how much I enjoyed my stay with him while my quarters were being put in order. I know I have you to thank for the comfort and pleasure of a well-ordered household, and I can only regret that I did not also have the pleasure of your presence.
Things look very disturbing in the world this morning, tragic for the Poles and the Germans, and there seems to be very little hope of a peaceful solution, in fact, England and France appear to be on the verge of declaring war within the next few hours.
Looking forward to the pleasure of seeing you on your return to Fort Myer,
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, Selected Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed letter.
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. 47-48.