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    James Buchanan Autograph Letter Signed as Secretary of State. One page, 8" x 10", Washington DC, March 6, 1849. Written to Edmund Burke, Commissioner of Patents, just one day before the end of his term as Secretary of State. Buchanan discusses his plans for turning the State Department over to his successor, John M. Clayton. In part: "I think I can best accomplish this object by making as little 'fuss' as possible & transferring the Department over to W. Clayton as if there had been no change." Eight years later, Buchanan would be elected President. Boldly signed. Very fine with creamy overall age toning.




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    April, 2011
    8th-9th Friday-Saturday
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