Lot #23
James Buchanan Autograph Letter Signed

Handwritten letter by Buchanan with reference to his presidential aspirations: "Ever since my name was mentioned for the highest office, I have suffered events to take their natural course"
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Estimate: $600+

Description

Handwritten letter by Buchanan with reference to his presidential aspirations: "Ever since my name was mentioned for the highest office, I have suffered events to take their natural course"

ALS, one page, 8.25 x 10.5, June 7, 1843. Handwritten letter to H. L. Harvey, in part: "I have received your kind letter & regret to inform you that it is not in my power to visit Erie consistently with my engagements. I need scarcely say that it would afford me great sincere pleasure to meet my friends there; and I can assure you that I am sorry to be obliged to deny myself this gratification…P.S. I have heard something of the 'juggling' to which you refer; but ever since my name was mentioned for the highest office, I have suffered events to take their natural course. I am sorry I have not time to write you at greater length. I rely with the most perfect confidence on your friendship." Affixed by its top edge to a slightly larger mount. In fine condition, with toning from prior display. At this time, Buchanan was serving as a senator from Pennsylvania; he would then serve as secretary of state from 1845 to 1849, and took the nation's highest office in 1857.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Sports
  • Dates: #614 - Ended August 11, 2021





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