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To Major General Stanley D. Embick
March 10, 1939 [Washington, D.C.]
You came to my mind a few minutes ago when the old custodian of the records concerning Joint Army and Navy action, came in here with an amendment to go in the binder under that title. He said it was a confidential document that was probably in the safe, but we found it on the table with the Congressional Directory and the Army Register. I accepted his reprimand, but privately pass it on to you because I have never seen the darn thing before, so you must have left it there. So, deal lightly with any of your people who throw secret volumes around!
The down spouts on the side of the house next to the alley fell down, and I notice two places where the guttering has broken loose, so I will get the Barrett Roofing Company to make an estimate and repair this. Also, the two outside lights, one near the kitchen and one outside the dining room door, are both loose from the wall, and I fear are a fire hazard, with the exposed wires getting wet. I will have these fixed.
We are in the midst of a hectic legislative situation, and the pressure seems to continue without interruption. The conference committees are now at work on the Army authorization bill for the special program. We are also having hearings on the appropriation items of the special program, though the calculations on the airplane have not yet been made.
Everyone here continues to miss you, and speak of you frequently. I do hope you have taken recreation in the lovely country included in your domain.
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, Selected Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
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. 709.