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To Lieutenant Colonel Clyde R. Abraham
May 26, 1933 [Fort Screven, Georgia]
I have been waiting to receive notice of my orders before writing to you—tho I had the Adjutant send you a note. This morning my orders came for Moultrie, tho whether I go immediately or delay for awhile will be settled by General King, as I am deep in the complicated business of building Camps in the Florida-Georgia Swamp areas, as well as running a big CCC Camp here and getting ready to take on an increased sized unit of 500 C.M.T.C. boys June 13th, with reserve officers to handle them.
You will find Screven a charming place to live and in beautiful order, thanks to the long start Erle Wilson gave it. Almost everything has just been repainted, screening et cetera is in excellent shape, lawns, flower beds, et cetera are doing well, new ambulance, new fire engine and material on hand to complete painting and do all repair work for next year. I think I have three new bath room sets to install. The “rum runner” I got ahold of last fall is just being remodeled with all conveniences—a fine fishing, picnic and hunting boat, and able to take an entire Company aboard for training to South Carolina.
Your house will please you. It has had all screening renewed, venetian blinds for porch, and is freshly fresh and nearly new outside—and almost so inside. I know Mrs. Abraham will like it. If I am here when you come there will be a big set [of quarters] empty next door to me for your temporary use.
If there is any other information you want, Please let me know.
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Fort Screven File, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed letter.
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. 395.