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    George S. Patton, Jr. Three Page Letter to His Sister Autograph letter signed, "Geo. S. Patton Jr.," 3 pages, 5.25" x 7", [n.p., n.d., but very likely written circa 1905-06 while a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute] to his sister Nellie Patton. He writes, "Dear Nita, (look up) here is a monogram. What did Lucile say about me I always knew that I was a regular terror, but I guess I will be clear of L. C. What Gladis knows Rowe, and is Elsa in Pasadena, and do Charlie Nordoff and Robins little still go to the C. S. You can have my rod and if you fish put the cork about 20 inches above the bate[sic] let the end of the worm project beyond the hook thus. [Drawing]. You had better get a couple of short gut leaders and put the cork just above the leader. Roberts must be quite fascinating and those black spots on his sides must have increased largely. Did Elton and Joe write that fool letter that came here the other day. Do not let either of them ride Maimion. Is Katherine still to be counted among my onliests I hope not tell her again that I am intending to write every day. You had better stop brushing your hair so much and play tennis and golf some more. The other day a whole battery of six guns came through here on its way to Washington. It had marched all the way from Atlanta, Georgia and the defenders of their country were a pretty bad looking lot - the[y] camped all night in Lexington and marched to dinner they marched very well and the officers were nice looking in their new green uniforms. Last week our team beat old point comfort college 24 to 0 and tomorrow we play N. Carolina it will be a very hard game. Write soon and give my love to all. Your loving brother, Geo. S. Patton, Jr." The following year, Patton would transfer to the United States Military Academy at West Point where he would graduate in 1909. One horizontal fold, the letter is very clean and in excellent condition. A great, early example! Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
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