Eleanor Roosevelt to Franklin D. Roosevelt, September 2, 1943
Your message reached me this morning & I was happy to hear that Elliott was still there & hope he is enjoying the children & that the heat is not too much fo them. I'm glad that you are satisfied with the Quebec conference & I'm also glad that so far reaction to my trip has been favorable.
The people here are very kind & our Marines have certainly made a grand impression. Lots of people ask about Jimmy & his men in hospital speak of him with such warmth, one boy with his arm off told me 'they don't come any better than Jimmy'—
Tell Mr. Churchill the German letters have been listened to with great interest & are a great encouragement. All these men ask if I've been to Guadalcanal & say now it's safe & I should go so I hope Ad. Halsey permits it on my return.
I hope you are alright. Tell Dr. MacIntire his hospitals are tops—not for publication, they are better than the army. The Red [Cross] is doing a swell job but needs more personnel badly & they must work out a better basis for cooperation with the Navy & Marine Corps.
The schedules are strenuous but so far I'm getting by nicely, tho' I speak so often I expect to run dry soon!
Ask Tommy to send me a message with all the news. Much love.