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To Madame Jouatte
April 12, 1934 Chicago, Illinois
Dear Madame Jouatte:
I believe my last letter to you was written in June 1932—a long time ago. I was just leaving Fort Benning, Georgia. I went to Fort Screven, Georgia, for one year and in June 1933 moved to Fort Moultrie, on the sea coast at Charleston, South Carolina.
There I had the pleasure of entertaining the French Consul General from Philadelphia and the officers of the French Naval vessel Encastrenaux. I saw an account of their visit with me in the French publication L’Illustration last October, with a photograph.
Unexpectedly, due to the threat of labor disorders, I was moved out here to Chicago, last October. We motored out and spent four days with General Campbell King—you will remember him coming to your house for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners—in the mountains of North Carolina near Ashville (you must get out your geography and look up these places).
We will probably be here in Chicago for some time.
I hope all goes well with you, that these hard times have not affected you and that you are happy and contented.
Always believe that I have not forgotten you or your many kindnesses to me.
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Illinois National Guard, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Author-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. 425.