Montpellier Decr. 15. 1825
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
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."