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Buchanan, James (1791-1868) to James Boyd re: circular, instructions to US envoys abroad [printed]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03712 Author/Creator: Buchanan, James (1791-1868) Place Written: Washington Type: Document signed Date: 22 June 1846 Pagination: 2 p. 32 x 20.2 cm

Summary of Content: Printed letters signed as Secretary of State.

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentGovernment and CivicsDiplomacyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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