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Authentic Letter By United States President James Buchanan For Sale
James Buchanan (1791-1868) was the Fifteenth President of
the United States. A Pennsylvania politician who served in Congress, the
cabinet, and as the U.S. minister to Russia Representatives when he penned or
letter. He writes to a constituent just a month after Andrew Jackson had won
the Presidential election of 1828.
The early letter from future President James Buchanan in
which he mentions two other Presidents – Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren.
"I called this morning at the Pension Office
& exhibited your letter to Mr. Edwards the Chief Clerk. He informed me that
Jacob Hartman had been place on the Pension list previous to the capture of
Washington by the British in 1814, & that his application & all the
documents by which it was sustained had been burnt. We have no news here. A
most perfect calm has succeeded the storm. There are many conjectures afloat
concerning thecomposition of the new cabinet. The name of Van Buren for
Secretary of State seems to be the most prominent. Those of Tazewell & Livingston
are also often mentioned. All however is mere conjecture, as no person pretends
to know the views of General Jackson on the subject. From your friend….."
Martin Van Buren, then a U.S. Senator from New York, did
become Jackson’s first secretary of state, serving from 1829 to 1831. He was
vice president during Jackson’s second term and succeeded him as president in
Littleton W. Tazewell was a U.S. Senator from Virginia who
did not win any cabinet post. Interestingly, although he had endorsed Jackson
in 1828, Tazewell would end up opposing many of the president’s most
significant actions in office. Edward Livingston, who had been Jacson’s
aide-de-camp at the battle of New Orleans, was a Congressman from Louisiana who
advanced to the U.S. Senate in 1829. He was not part of Jackson’s original
cabinet, but he did later become his secretary of state, serving from 1831 to
Condition: In very good condition. The letter has a narrow
paper border from having previously being inlaid.
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Authentic Letter By United States President James Buchanan : $2,000