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To Major General Edward W. Nichols
November 16, 1921 Washington, D.C.
My dear General Nichols:
While I was in Philadelphia yesterday attending the banquet in honor of Marshal Foch, I had another interview regarding his visit to the V.M.I. I now find that it has proven impossible for him to arrange a visit to Lexington. He stops in Richmond and from there goes direct to the northwest, practically without pause. I made every effort to point out the many historic reasons why he should be taken to Lexington, but found that the time element was mandatory and that it was wholly out of the question to secure a change in his arranged schedule.
I am very sorry that he will not have the opportunity to see the Cadet Corps, and I know you all will be even more sorry that you cannot have the pleasure of entertaining a Marshal of France.
With my warmest regards to Mrs. Nichols and yourself,
G. C. Marshall, Jr.
Document Copy Text Source: Alumni File, Virginia Military Institute Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed letter signed.
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. 210-211.