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To Lieutenant General Hunter Liggett
August 11, 1919 [Paris, France]
My dear General Liggett:
General Pershing has just read the report of the Commanding General, 1st Army, and he is not entirely satisfied with that portion of it dealing with the period during which he personally commanded the1st Army. He proposes re-drafting this portion of the report and I have written to General Drum with reference to the matter and telling him that General Pershing desires the copies of the report already issued to be recalled. I have also asked General Drum to communicate with you direct and learn your desires in the matter of the re-arrangement of the report so as to make a certain portion of it the report of General Pershing himself and the remainder of it your report.
We have just completed this morning a trip over the entire Western Front from Pont-a-Mousson to the English Channel. It was a wonderful opportunity and we were blessed with good weather throughout.
I am addressing this letter to you in care of the War Department but I hope it finds you where you wish to be—in San Francisco.
With my warmest regards, believe me,
Very respectfully and affectionately yours
Document Copy Text Source: National Archives Donated Materials Group, PRSHG, John J. Pershing Papers, Report of the First Army, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.
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. 192.