ALS, 1849 June 27 : Wheatland, near Lancaster [PA], to John Y. Mason.

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Buchanan, James, 1791-1868. ALS, 1849 June 27 : Wheatland, near Lancaster [PA], to John Y. Mason.

ALS, 1849 June 27 : Wheatland, near Lancaster [PA], to John Y. Mason.

Buchanan speaks of a trip just made to Washington, D.C., in which he convinced a frail Dolly Madison to accept a yearly income rather than a lump sum payment from the government. She was to die the next month. He also refers to other political and financial news of the day.

2 p. ; 24.5 x 20 cm.

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