Washington. March 20, 1852. p. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Old folds, else fine. Item #WRCAM43488
President Millard Fillmore writes to Joseph Galeo noting the acceptance of Francis L. Campbell to West Point as a cadet, upon Galeo's recommendation. Fillmore writes: "My dear Sir, Finding among the numerous applicants for cadetships at West Point the name of Francis L. Campbell, recommended by yourself only, it has given me great pleasure to confer on him the appointment, as an evidence of the high regard and esteem I have for yourself." Fillmore was elected vice president with Zachary Taylor and assumed the presidency when Taylor died during his first year in office.