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Correspondence between Dwight David Eisenhower and U.S. Senator Joseph L. Bristow concerning Eisenhower's appointment to a military academy

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Abilene, Kansas

Aug. 20, 1910

 

Sen. Bristow,

Salina, Kans.

 

Dear Sir:

 

I would very much like to enter either the school at Annapolis, or the one at West Point.  In order to do this, I must have an appointment to one of these places and so I am writing to you in order to secure the same.

 

I have graduated from high school and will be

 

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nineteen years of age this fall.

 

If you find it possible to appoint me to one of these schools, your kindness will certainly be appreciated by me.

 

Trusting to hear from you, concerning this matter, at your earliest convenience, I am,

 

Respectfully yours,

Dwight Eisenhower

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