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To Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.
March 30, 1933 Fort Screven, Georgia
My dear Roosevelt:
Major Ridgway sent me a copy of your annual report on the Philippines.1 It is one of the few reports of this nature I have ever read with much genuine interest. I want you to accept my congratulations, my tribute of praise on a truly remarkable piece of work. It seems to me you have submitted conclusive evidence of one of the most remarkable exhibitions of colonial government in history, where harmony, efficiency and patriotism prevailed throughout.
With warm regards to Mrs. Roosevelt and you,
G. C. Marshall
Document Copy Text Source: T. Roosevelt Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Document Format: Handwritten letter signed.
1. Roosevelt had been governor-general of the Philippine Islands since 1932. Matthew B. Ridgway (U.S.M.A., April 1917) was one of Roosevelt’s advisors. Ridgway had commanded a company of the Fifteenth Infantry at Tientsin, China, from July 25, 1925, to May 1, 1926. During the 1929-30 academic year, he had been a student at the Infantry School.
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. 391.