Letter - Hartle to Pat McGuire, 1942
United States Army
Northern Ireland Forces
May 1, 1942
Pat McGuire, Esq.
My dear Pat:
Your letter of March 30th involving the details, particularly from the viewpoint of the contributors, of the $529 received by me on or about that date has just been received. I was happy, indeed, to know who was involved in this latter, and have accordingly, this day, written them expressing my appreciation of same. It was a grand gesture, particularly when one realizes that the bulk of it emanated from the laboring man. It shall be used for the contentment and pleasure of the men of my command. In addition to the thanks conveyed to Mr. Turner and the employees of the Fairchild Aircraft Corporation, I wish to take this opportunity to thank the members of the Board of Directors, and others whom they my have represented by proxy. I can well visualize the party in connection with the opening of the bucket, and I am only sorry that I was not there to refill it with Guinness. I am sure, however, that I was well represented through Colonel O’Conner, and to him please express my thanks and appreciation for his cooperation.
Life here has been without particular incident, other than the sun has begun to shine and the flowers to bloom. Daylight now lasts from 6.:00 A. H. to 11:00 P. M., and I occasionally find myself playing eighteen holes of golf after supper. Obviously, life is not too difficult in Northern Ireland. However, we are busy getting organized for more serious business.
With many happy memories and thanks to the Board of Directors and to yourself for your active participation in the subject matter, as well as in the frequent meetings of the Board, I remain
R. P. HARTLE
Major General, USA Commanding
Washington County Free Library
Hand written at the end is "Thank you for the St. Christopher".
Western Maryland Room, Washington County Free Library
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