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    James Buchanan Autograph Letter Signed. One page, 6.25" x 8", Washington, October 8, 1857. Writing to J. A Brown, President Buchanan declines an invitation, in full: "I have received your kind note of the 3d Instant & regret to say that it is quite impossible for me to spare the time necessary to comply with your request. I wish it were otherwise; because your undertaking is of such a character as ought to enlist the feelings of every man who has been a member of the Pennsylvania Bar in its favor. Wishing you entire success." Edges are toned with one chip along the upper edge which also shows paper wear from the verso.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2014
    3rd Thursday
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