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Buchanan, James (1791-1868) to Edward D. Gazzam

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02102 Author/Creator: Buchanan, James (1791-1868) Place Written: Lancaster, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 April 1842 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket : free frank ; 26 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Expresses the great value he places on Gazzam's friendship and political support. Comments that the office of the president is one that should not be sought out, but should also not be declined. Written as Senator from Pennsylvania. With a postscript at the end stating he will return to Washington tomorrow or Monday. Later addition, in another hand at the end "(x office of President)." Addressed to Gazzam in Petersburg, Pennsylvania.

Background Information: Buchanan tried for the presidency in 1844, 1848, and 1852 before finally achieving his goal in 1856.

People: Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
Gazzam, Edward D., fl. 1842-1847

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentFriendshipPoliticsTexasCongressGovernment and CivicsElection

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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