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    Madame Chiang Kai-shek Typed Letter Signed. One page of a bifolium, 6.5" x 8", on blind embossed Chinese Embassy letterhead. Leesburg, Virginia; December 14, 1948. A thank you letter to John Hart Caughey: "Mrs. Coughey's [sic] mother sent a beautiful box of candy to Mrs. Marshall and me. Will you please thank her for us... I am having a delightful visit with Mrs. Marshall in her Leesburg home. Mayling Soong Chiang."

    Colonel John Caughey served under General John Marshall during the latter's mission in China at the end of World War II to attempt to unify the Communist Party of China with the Nationalists. The Marshall Plan was a failure, and General Chiang Kai-shek would retreat to Taiwan along with the rest of the Chinese Nationalist Party. Madame Chiang Kai-shek maintained a lifelong relationship with both the Marshall and Caughey families.

    Condition: Flattened mail folds, with a second vertical fold at center. Gently toned, with light soiling and scattered foxing on verso of blank integral.


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