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To the Commanding General Camp Beaurgard
January 21, 1941 [Washington, D.C.]
Senator Overton of Louisiana informs me that a criticism of Alexandria merchants has been made by soldiers on Christmas furlough in Wisconsin to the effect that two scales of prices prevail one for the soldier much higher than that for local residents. Have you any information on the subject to give me for Senator Overton before Thursday A.M.1
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, General Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed radio message.
1. Alexandria, Louisiana, five miles from Camp Beauregard, was Senator John H. Overton’s hometown.
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. 395.