James Madison Papers

James Madison to Bernard Peyton, 21 December 1825

Decr. 20 1825

Dr. Sir

On the rect of your letter on the subject of yr. Ward Lewis I made known to the Govt at Washington, your wishes for his admission into the Military Academy with the considerations in support of them. His pretensions seem to be such as can not fail to attract a favo<rable> attention, if there be an opening at West Point, & no bar in the rule of Selection by Congressional District laid down by the War Dept With great esteem & good wishes

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