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Pierce, Franklin (1804-1869) [Authorization for James Buchanan to conclude a Consular Convention with Great Britian]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02585 Author/Creator: Pierce, Franklin (1804-1869) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 1 November 1854 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 26.4 x 20.4 cm.

Summary of Content: President Pierce directs Secretary of State William Learned Marcy to affix the United States seal. Confirms full power for Buchanan, Minister to Great Britain, to conclude a consular convention.

People: Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
Marcy, William L. (William Learned), 1786-1857

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyDiplomacyGovernment and CivicsTreatyCommerce

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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