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John S. Wise to Major General John R. Brooke
September 23, 1901 New York, New York
My dear General
This will be presented to you by my young friend Geo: C. Marshall jr, who goes before your Board for examination.1 I sincerely hope he may succeed. This boy has the very highest testimonials. He was first Captain at the Va Mil: Ins: & had a good class standing. Gen: Shipp, the Supt regards him as one of the fittest pieces of food for gunpowder turned out by his mill for many years—
Commending him to your tender mercies I am
Jno: S. Wise
Document Copy Text Source: Records of the Adjutant General’s Office (RG 94), National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.
Document Type: Handwritten letter signed
1. The three-day examination for commission had originally been scheduled at Governors Island in New York Harbor in early September, but President McKinley’s assassination and funeral caused a postponement until September 23.
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. 16.