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Buchanan, James (1791-1868) to Dr. Francis Barclay re: predicting defeat of Harrison

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04901 Author/Creator: Buchanan, James (1791-1868) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1840/05/16 Pagination: 2 p. 25.5 x 20.5 cm

Summary of Content: Predicts the defeat of Harrison. Also comments that the Whigs are raising the senseless cry of "hard cider and log cabins" in an attempt to win the election.

People: Buchanan, James, 1791-1868

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: American Symbols and SealsPresidentElectionPoliticsPropagandaGovernment and CivicsWhigs

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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