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To Major General Frank R. McCoy
December 24, 1936 Vancouver Barracks, Washington
My dear General:
At letter writing I don’t have much luck with you, but I cant allow Xmas to pass without wishing you all the good things of the season and for the New Year. And always I have a feeling of deep regret that we no longer can find you across the hall, with your warmth of hospitality and agreeable conversation.
Katherine has been extremely busy doing Xmas things, fixing up our tree, and contributing to the post effort. She has gone to bed, leaving me and Molly to go to the mid-night service. We had a dinner party of young people, who have gone on to some other place for variety and amusement.
We are charmed with our surroundings, especially with the people of Portland and with our house, which is the finest set of quarters I have seen in the army. Just now I am writing in library wing built, I understand, especially for General Miles. It is a huge place with six baths and a lavatory, and a gorgeous view of Mt. Hood.
I find Oregon fascinating, in inspecting the CCC. The coast is a succession of marvelous scenery, the gorge of the Columbia magnificient; and I find the semi-desert, mountainious country of eastern Oregon, a great and interesting contrast. I have 35 camps in all, which keeps me pleasantly occupied.
Give our love to Francis, and accept for the two of you our holiday greetings and every good wish for the New Year.
G. C. Marshall
P.S. Ponty is splendid at pheasant hunting. We get up a half dozen almost every afternoon.
Document Copy Text Source: Frank R. McCoy Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Document Format: Handwritten 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. 517-518.