Fragment of Abraham Lincoln to William L. Marcy, 10 March 18481
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2John N. King was applying for an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy. His application was number 166. The National Archives lists King’s papers and application as missing. The register of applicants lists Abraham Lincoln among the recommenders for King. King is not among the list of cadets admitted to the academy or among the list of academy graduates.
George W. Cullum, Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the U.S. Military Academy, 3rd ed. (Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1891); William Ward, List of Cadets Admitted into the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., From its Origin Till September 1, 1886 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1887); Record Group 94, Entry 242, Microfilm 2037, National Archives, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron.
Handwritten Letter Unsigned, 1 page(s), Box 158, RG 94, Entry 243: Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, 1800-1947, Records Relating to the United States Military Academy, 1803-1917, Correspondence, 1811-1904, Applications, 1805-1897, Application Papers of Cadets, 1814-1866, NAB.