James Madison Papers

Louisa M. Patton to James Madison, 3 September 1833

New Orleans Sept. 3d 1833


Presuming on the acquaintance you had, with my childrens Grandfather, Colonel Robert Patton, of Philadelphia, I solicit your influence in the department of War; that my oldest son (now 12 years of age,) may prove a successful candidate for West-Point.

I am the Widow of your friends oldest Son, and dependant on my exertions, for the support of myself and two children. with much respect

Louisa M Patton

at Mr P. Laidlaws.


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