The George C. Marshall Papers

John S. Wise to Major General John R. Brooke

My dear General

This will be presented to you by my young friend Geo: C. Marshall jr, who goes before your Board for examination.[1] I sincerely hope he may succeed. This boy has the very highest testimonials. He was first Captain at the Va Mil: Ins: & had a good class standing. Gen: Shipp, the Supt regards him as one of the fittest pieces of food for gunpowder turned out by his mill for many years—
Commending him to your tender mercies I am Yrs: trl
Jno: S. Wise
NA/RG 94 (Document File); H
    [1]The three-day examination for commission had originally been scheduled at Governors Island in New York Harbor in early September, but President McKinley's assassination and funeral caused a postponement until September 23.