Nicholas P. Trist’s Letter Accepting Entrance to West Point Military Academy


This is to acknowledge the receipt and acceptance of my appointment as a Cadet in the Service of the United States. According to orders, I shall in October next, proceed to Westpoint; in the interim, I will prepare myself for examination.

Yrs very restpectfully
Nicho P Trist
RC (DNA: RG 94, Entry 243 [U.S. Military Academy Application Papers, 1814–66]); dateline at foot of text; endorsed in an unidentified hand: “Trist. N. P. of Virginia Cadet Acceptance 18 Sepr 1818”; docketed on outer wrapper in the same unidentified hand: “Trist N. P. of Virginia to be Cadet 1818 appd 12 Sepr 1818 enclosed letter of appt to Prest U States.”
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September 18, 1818