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To General Malin Craig
December 30, 1938 [Washington, D.C.]
Welcome home, I trust in fine spirits and all well with the world.1
Lest you be bored over the week-end until the War Department re-opens Tuesday morning, I am sending you some light reading matter in four volumes:
First,—A confidential journal of important conferences I had with the Secretaries.
Second,—Questions and answers in connection with the 10,000 airplane program.
Third,—Questions about special matters concerned with the increased defense program.
Fourth,—Statement of the Chief of Staff and the Secretary of War to Military Sub-committee reference regular military estimates, FY 1940.2
I think these will occupy your full time until Tuesday morning. Other papers are being prepared, and these I am giving you are being more carefully worked up against the necessity for their formal employment in the near future.
Everybody in the office is well and all will be delighted to welcome you back. Lee and Parks have been most helpful.3
G. C. M.
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, Selected Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed letter signed.
1. Craig had been vacationing in Fort Myers, Florida.
2. The following was written on both the original and the carbon copy: “The above papers were destroyed by Col W. T. Sexton at C/S direction 1/4/44.”
3. Major Carnes Lee and Captain Floyd L. Parks.
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), pp. 680-681.