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To Mrs. Thomas B. Coles
July 20, 1928 Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Dear Aunt Lot:
I reached here this morning after leaving Lexington yesterday at 2 p.m. I found Mud looking much better than of last fall, but tired from housework. I was pretty closely occupied during my stay for Gen. Cocke filled up all my spare moments with business. Here I found Mother in the hospital with a broken hip. She fell over a chair in her room. Apparently she suffers little pain, but the contemplation of future helplessness is disheartening. Marie looks well, but worried.1 I will probably be here at least ten days, before leaving for New England.
You and Charlotte gave me a very perfect week at Woodville, spoiled me too much, of course, but made life seem very smooth and “pleasant like.”
You were so good to me, and I deeply appreciated every thing you said or did. I would have liked to have remained all summer. If it can be arranged, I am going to stop by on my way south.
With my love to you both,
Document Copy Text Source: Research File, Family Folder, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Handwritten letter signed.
1. Marshall was visiting his sister, Marie Singer. “Mud” was the late Mrs. Marshall’s pet name for her mother.
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. 328.