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    James Buchanan Autograph Letter Signed A.L.S. "James Buchanan", 1p., 8" x 9.25", Washington, April 13, 1846, to historian George Bancroft then serving as Secretary of the Navy in President Polk's cabinet. He writes: "W. Solomon Kouples of Charleston, S.C. is now here. He is the blacksmith in whose appointment to Memphis so much interest has been felt by Messrs Holmes, Hugor, Pettigrew & others of South Carolina. I trust that you may now be able to make the appointment. Commodore Warrington is well acquainted with the merits of W. Pettigrew & I respectfully refer you to him for information..." Tipped to a larger sheet, very clean and in fine condition. Accompanied by an engraving of Buchanan.

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    April, 2007
    16th-17th Monday-Tuesday
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