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Buchanan, James (1791-1868) to John B. Butler re: results of a meeting with the President

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02101 Author/Creator: Buchanan, James (1791-1868) Place Written: Washington Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1840/12/09 Pagination: 1 p. + FF 25 x 20 cm

Summary of Content: Written as Senator from Pennsylvania. Buchanan met with the President to discuss Edward Gazzam's claims (to be made minister to Texas). He adds "There is no news. The better opinion seems to be that Webster will be the Secretary of State under Harrison." With free franked integral address leaf docketed.

Background Information:

People: Buchanan, James, 1791-1868

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: TexasPresidentGovernment and CivicsLatin and South AmericaPoliticsWestward ExpansionAmerican WestDiplomacyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyCongress

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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