James Buchanan Autograph Letter Signed – Just Days Before His Inauguration


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15th President.  Autograph letter signed (ALS) “James Buchanan”, 6.5×8, February 18, 1857, to Thomas B. Stevenson, just two weeks before assuming the office of president, accepting an invitation to meet, in full:

I shall be most happy to see you at 3 this afternoon.  I should say immediately; but am in the midst of my Inaugural.

Stevenson was a leading Whig of the day, a friend of Henry Clay and an editor / publisher.

Light separation at top vertical fold, with areas of toning.