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May 29th 1930

Honorable Oscar DePriest, M.C.
House of Representatives,
Washington, D.C.

My dear Mr. DePriest:
I acknowledge the receipt of your very kind letter of May 27th, and in reply will state that I think that my son can meet all requirements for entrance U.S. Military Academy. We have tried to shape his education with a view to his being able to take advantage of such an opportunity as the one that you offer. I think he is physically fit. His name is Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr. He is seventeen years of age (Dec. 18/29). He is completing his freshman year at Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, with ten advance credits in mathematics. He is specializing in mathematics.

I place him at your disposal and thank you for any consideration you can give him.

Very sincerely yours,
B.O. Davis
Colonel, Cavalry, (DOL).
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