James Madison Papers

James Madison to James Barbour, 15 December 1825

Montpellier Decr. 15. 1825

Dear Sir

The inclosed speaks for itself. Should there be a opening at West Point, the pretensions of young Lewis are certainly very respectable, and, as you know, respectably vouched. I do not trouble the President, because your communication as far as the occasion may require will be sufficient. Health & prosperity

James Madison

RC (owned by Henry N. Flynt, Greenwich, Conn., ); draft (DLC) has an asterisk at "inclosed", explained as "*a letter of Decr. 7. from Jno. H. Peyton of Staunton recommendg. Ben: Lewis for the Mil: Academy at W:P."

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