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To The Adjutant General
September 19, 1910 London, England
I have the honor to request that the leave granted me by par.15, S.O. # 94 War Department, C.S. be extended one month on half pay. The ocean voyage to Europe and back is so expensive that in all probability I will not be able to take it again, and for this reason I desire very much to continue my stay abroad an additional month in order that I may not have to slight some things which I have a particular desire to see.1
G. C. Marshall, Jr.
Document Copy Text Source: Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, 1780’s-1917 (RG 94), Document File, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.
Document Type: Handwritten letter signed.
1. Colonel William Paulding, commanding officer of the Twenty-fourth Infantry Regiment, Madison Barracks, New York, advised rejection of Marshall’s request, because Marshall had been on detached service at Fort Leavenworth and had “never served with this regiment." However, Major General Frederick D. Grant (U.S.M.A., 1871), at Department of the East headquarters, Governors Island, New York, approved the request “in order to enable Lieutenant Marshall to take full advantage of his trip to Europe." (NA/RG 94 [Document File].)
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. 53.