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Collection Reference Number GLC07352
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1841 
Title Franklin Pierce to Benjamin P. McNeil offering him congratulations on his acceptance at West Point
Date 20 February 1841
Author Pierce, Franklin (1804-1869)  
Recipient McNeil, Benjamin P.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description New Hampshire Senator Pierce writes to his nephew in Boston, Massachusetts, to offer him congratulations on his acceptance at West Point. Advises him that "this will be that period when your character will receive the stamp and impress that will probably go with it thro' life." Encloses for his edification a copy of a letter of support and encouragement (not included here) that he has written to "the only son of the late Jas. B. Thornton," an orphan. Docketed.
Subjects President  West Point (US Military Academy)  Education  Military History  Letter of Introduction or Recommendation  
People Pierce, Franklin (1804-1869)  McNeil, Benjamin P. (fl. 1841)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme The Presidency; Education
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859