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Buchanan, James (1791-1868) to Robert Dodge

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00091.03 Author/Creator: Buchanan, James (1791-1868) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Letter signed Date: 30 March 1847 Pagination: 1 p. ; 25.4 x 19.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Granting Dodge a courier's passport for France. Apologizes for being unable to grant the pass originally asked for, but Dodge's intentions did not comply with the uses of that particular document.

People: Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
Dodge, Robert, 1820-1899

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentsGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGovernment and Civics

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