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To Major General Edward W. Nichols
February 5, 1923 Washington, D.C.
My dear General:
Thank you for your prompt reply to my letter of January 31st. Now that I understand how these talks are arranged, I will follow your suggestion by having no topic and simply speaking informally to the Corps. Twelve o’clock Noon of Saturday the 24th will be satisfactory to me and I will arrive at 6:30 the previous evening. While I have not looked up the trains yet, I think there is one out of Lexington about four o’clock for Staunton, and if so I will take that and then come up to Washington on the C. & O.,1 as I must be back as soon as possible.
I leave Friday for New England to talk before the National Association of Headmasters of Boys’ Preparatory Schools, at a dinner in Boston on the 10th. Also to make two other talks, not so important. As I have no idea what I am going to say at any of them, my state of mind this week is not very pleasant.
G. C. Marshall, Jr.
Document Copy Text Source: Alumni File, Virginia Military Institute Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed letter signed.
1. Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad.
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. 219.