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To Mrs. John J. Singer
July 23, 1940 [Washington, D.C.]
I have been so extremely busy—of course I cannot compete with you at Pike Run—that I have not managed a letter to you for some time.
There is little to tell you except that each day is a repetition of the previous one, only the pressure seems to increase and the necessities become more imperative. Am due before two Committees of Congress this morning and am now so full of facts and figures that I fear I may strip my gears.
During the heat I have managed my ride every morning with Molly at six o’clock, and we have generally gone in swimming after I get home from the office in the late afternoon, in the Fort Myer pool. Very frequently during the week we get in a canoe and paddle up to Chain Bridge, and then eat our picnic supper while drifting back. The river is lovely in its upper reaches and there is usually a cool breeze. The paddling is splendid exercise for me and the whole business most restful. We get home between nine and eleven at night.
My plans for the next month are very uncertain; I have the necessity of going entirely around the United States for an inspection of the maneuvers, but just how far I will be able to go through with this, I do not know at the present moment.
With my love,
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. 275-276.