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    George S. Patton, Jr. Rare Early 1917 ALS: Autograph letter signed, "George," two pages, 8 1/4" x10 1/2", front and verso. (France), October 8, 1917. To Nita. In full: "Well J has all that this world can give him except you. He is in the class with Washington Grant & Co. I was delighted and I think everyone shares my feelings he is the biggest man I have ever seen and honors fit easily on him. There is not one in ten million who could stand the strain that is on him and not get sick but it seems to agree with him. We are having a big party in his honor this evening and I hope he will like it. He and I are putting mange cure on our hair but his is doing better than mine though mine is holding its own and the war guard has not yet been forced from the commanding eminence of my forehand. I am going to give him a gold identification bracelet. I think that would be nice. For myself I feel very low. I think I will always be a captain unless they reduce the army and make me a 1st Lt again. This job I have is one if you do well no one knows it but if you ever make a slip every one jumps you. So far I have made no slips but live in fear of it. I wish B were here. I need her to cheer me up. It is getting cold now and is damp as can be. I am very well wish love and congratulations. Your affectionate brother." Usual folds, lightly creased. Overall, fine condition. Accompanied by original envelope, 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". Addressed by 31-year-old Patton, who has signed it in lower left: "G S Patton Jr./Capt. Cav.," addressed by him to: "Miss Anne W. Patton/San Gabriel/California/U.S. America." Torn at right, lightly creased, stained at upper portion. Remarkable World War I letter from the man who would himself become a General in World War II. The "J" Patton mentions in this letter to his sister Anne ("Nita"), is General John J. Pershing. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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