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To Mrs. Thomas B. Coles
September 25, 1930 Fort Benning, Georgia
Dear Aunt Lot:
You wrote a very sweet letter, and so did Charlotte. They would have been acknowledged earlier, but I have been overwhelmed with accumulated summer business, the opening of school, shoals of callers from newly arrived personnel, and many letters.
Please do not feel that I am “walking out” on you. To me you will always be my dear Aunt Lot, unless you will it otherwise. And the first time my car touches Virginia soil you will hear the old unannounced toot from the side of the house.
For my exercise I have been gardening violently this last week, getting in the annuals, to insure early blooming next spring. My hands are blisters and raw spots. I swim late in the evening.
My love to you all,
Document Copy Text Source: Research File, Family Folder, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Handwritten letter signed.
Recommended Citation: The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, ed. Larry I. Bland and Sharon Ritenour Stevens (Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 1, “The Soldierly Spirit,” December 1880-June 1939 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981), p. 358.