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To Mrs. James J. Winn
January 14, 1941 [Washington, D.C.]
I have wanted to write you a long-hand letter, but have never managed it, so I am dictating this note. Your mother and I have gotten a great deal of pleasure out of your first two letters from Panama, one of which arrived yesterday afternoon, telling of your club-cottage arrangements. I gathered that the trip down was delightful and that you are pleased with the lay-out in Panama.1
We have been terrifically busy since returning from the White [Sulphur Springs, West Virginia]. It promises to grow worse in the next two or three weeks. I am to be given some very difficult hearings before Congress, and some of the questions are going to be rather hard to handle.
I required your mother to treat herself to a mink coat today. She picked it out at Woodward & Lothrop’s and will have it in time for the Inauguration ceremonies next Monday; she is very much excited. I have not seen the coat but she says it is a beauty.
This is a pretty poor excuse for a letter, but I do not want you to think “out of sight, out of mind” for I miss you constantly and particularly when the riding hour comes around. So far I have found no substitute.
With my love,
Document Copy Text Source: Research File, Family Folder, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed letter.
1. These letters by Molly Brown Winn are not in the Marshall papers. Captain Winn was assigned to Fort Davis, Panama Canal Zone.
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. 386-387.