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To Walter G. Andrews
August 19, 1941 [Washington, D.C.]
I am just leaving on an inspection trip, and before I go I want you to know how much I appreciate your unselfish stand in assisting the passage of the recent legislation concerning our citizen-soldiers.
You have been a great source of strength to me on numerous occasions, but never more so than during this recent Congressional struggle. My sincere thanks go to you.1
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, General Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed letter.
1. Andrews was a Republican congressman from New York and a member of the House Military Affairs Committee. He replied, “The narrowness of our margin made it a very trying ordeal, but when I recall the original conference in [Speaker of the House Sam] Rayburns office, I am not disheartened and I have a feeling that sentiment will improve as we would have it.” (Andrews to Marshall, August 27, 1941, GCMRL/G. C. Marshall Papers [Pentagon Office, General].) See Marshall to Leland M. Ford, September 19, 1941, Papers of George Catlett Marshall, #2-550 [2: 612-13].
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), pp. 594-595.