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To Brigadier General Scott Shipp
December 12, 1901 Danville, Virginia
My dear General
I am glad to be able to tell you that I have received a letter from the War Department telling me that I passed my examinations successfully, and was recommended for a commission as lieutenant in the Army after becoming of age. The commission is to be sent after December 31st. A little late, but very acceptable Xmas gift.
As I will be in Lexington during the holidays I can explain all the details of the affair to better advantage then. Please pardon this paper1 and believe me—
G. C. Marshall, Jr.
Document Copy Text Source: Alumni File, Virginia Military Institute Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Handwritten letter signed.
1. Marshall wrote on lined notebook paper.
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. 20.