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WAR DEPARTMENT
THE ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE
WASHINGTON
IN REPLY REFER TO  [[/preprinted]] 
AG 201, Davis, Benjamin Oliver, jr.      June 14, 1930.
(6-14-30)Off-cha-445.


Mr. Benjamin Oliver Davis, jr.,
3748 South Parkway,
Chicago, Illinois.

Dear Sir:

You have been selected as a candidate for appointment to the United States Military Academy (contingent upon the failure of the Principal and first alternate candidates) from the 1st Congressional District of Illinois to qualify physically, and mentally by educational certificate with or without a validating examination, in accordance with new regulations governing the admission of candidates by educational certificates set forth in Pamphlet of Information, a copy of which is inclosed and to which your attention is particularly invited.

You should forward AT ONCE to the Adjutant, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, on the certificate forms inclosed, a complete record of your educational work for the consideration of the Academic Board. Owing to the pressure of work, considerable time may elapse after your certificates reach West Point, before you can be advised of the result of the Board's consideration but, as soon as possible, you will be notified of the outcome. If your certificate is approved, subject to a validating examination, you will be authorized to report to the Superintendent at West Point before 9 o'clock A.M., on June 25, 1930, for both physical and mental examination. If you are exempted by the Academic Board from all mental examination - by an approved educational certificate without a validating examination - you will report at the time and place above specified for physical examination only. If found fully qualified and a vacancy exists for your admission, you will be so notified.

DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES proceed to West Point unless specifically authorized to do so. It must be distinctly understood that if you fail to qualify either mentally or physically, or if no vacancy exists for your admission, all expenses of your trip to West Point and return to your home must be borne by you.

If you are qualified mentally and physically, and a vacancy exists for your admission under the terms of your appointment, you will be admitted as a cadet on July 1, 1930, and mileage at five cents per mile from your home to West Point will be credited to your account.

You are requested to inform this office at once of your acceptance or declination of the appointment upon the conditions named above.

A blank form of acceptance is also inclosed.

Very truly yours,
                                  [[signature]] C. H. Bridges [[/signature]]
Major General                    
The Adjutant General.

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[[image: hand with index finger pointing to right]] This letter should be exhibited to the Examining Board.
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