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    James Buchanan Autograph Letter Signed as Senator. ALS "James Buchanan", one page, 8" x 10", Washington, Dec. 28, 1839, a letter of recommendation to Secretary of the Treasury Levi Woodbury. In part: "Permit me to recommend to your favorable notice for an appointment in the Revenue Cutter Service Mr. Bell of Chester County Pa. He has sailed as a Captain in the merchant service; but is yet quite young & would be willing to enter... in the lowest grade... His brother Judge Bell stands very high amongst us both as a Judge & a gentleman, & but few in Pennsylvania have rendered more important services to the Democratic cause..." Conjoined sheet includes address panel addressed in Buchanan's hand and containing a second signature: "From Mr. Buchanan". Woodbury's pencil docketing is at top left and is initialed "W". Usual folds, near fine.

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