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To Spencer L. Carter
July 19, 1941 Washington, D.C.
Thank you so much for your telegram of the 18th. It is indeed a refreshing and a heartening thing to receive such encouraging praise, and particularly from one whose good opinion I value so highly.1
G. C. Marshall
In contrast to your message, I am being called—a Benedict Arnold, a skunk, Hitler Marshall, a stooge, Traitor, etc, etc.
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Collection, Correspondence, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed letter signed.
1. Carter (V.M.I., 1893), an officer of the Virginia-Carolina Chemical Corporation, told Marshall, “Your sound sensible and outspoken testimony before the Military Affairs Committee yesterday was that of a great general and a great organizer.” (Carter to Marshall, Telegram, July 18, 1941, GCMRL/G. C. Marshall Papers [Pentagon Office, Selected].)
2. Marshall added this postscript in his own handwriting.
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), p. 572.