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Buchanan, James (1791-1868) to Harriet Henry

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05508.054 Author/Creator: Buchanan, James (1791-1868) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 2 April 1836 Pagination: 2 p. 25.3 x 20.2 cm

Summary of Content: Buchanan writes to his sister because he is concerned for her health. He writes: "let me strongly urge you to resist the gloomy feelings & apprehensions which I fear you indulge." He asks her to submit to the will of God, but also acknowledges he is not a model Christian. Buchanan assures Harriet that should he survive her, he will comply with any requests she makes of him.

Background Information: Notes: This letter doesn't match the Woodland transcription.


Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Children and FamilyWomen's HistoryHealth and MedicalPresidentChristianityReligionDeathEstate

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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