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Office of the President
Tuskegee Institute, Alabama
General George C. Marshall
The Chief of Staff
Washington, D. C.
Tuskegee Institute is faced with an acute problem, namely, that of replacing its power plant at a cost of $600,000. This plant is over twenty-five years of age and has long since outlived its usefulness. Every day it operates now Tuskegee Institute spends extra money which should be used for the education of its students.
The replacement of this plant will be number one on our list of post war improvements to our physical plant. We are therefore attempting to build a fund now which will enable us to move promptly with this work as soon as priorities on the necessary items are lifted.
You were kind enough to send a contribution toward our work about this time last year and I am making this special appeal with the hope that you will give whatever you can now toward this important need. Gifts no matter how small will help to swell this fund.
Yours very truly
F. D. Patterson
j: This letter was typed by a student