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James Buchanan

Guess who’s coming to dinner?

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Guess who’s coming to dinner?

ALS, one page, 4.5 x 7, March 3, 1846. Buchanan accepts a dinner invitation from Robert[?] Beale. In full: “I have long been threatening to come up and take a purely private family dinner with you. I can do so tomorrow or the next day or the next. Please let me know which of these days, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday will best suit yr. convenience. I cannot dine before 4 o’clock. Let it be private.” The integral leaf bears the name “Mr. Robert Beale” in Buchanan’s hand (though, at the foot of the text, the recipient is given as “W. Beale”). Scattered mild soiling and wrinkles and small edge separations at horizontal folds, otherwise fine condition. LOA John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #316 - Ended December 13, 2006