The gentleman from Pennsylvania vies for your vote with this 1841 handwritten letter display. 15th POTUS James Buchanan was the only native of the "Keystone State" to ever hold the office of president. His 1856 election and one-term administration were steeped in historic events and his pro slavery stance and inaction against the secession of Southern States paved the way for the Civil War.
While serving as a U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, Buchanan (d.1868) penned the offered letter, which is mounted with a 4x5 engraving style portrait to overall dimensions of 16x13 in a distressed gilt frame. Dated 1/14/1841, this letter serves as a formal introduction for "W. Henry Berrell" to "W. Dayton". Several original period compacting folds are noted, otherwise the letter, photo and professionally mounted frame report in excellent condition. Buchanan's stylish signature at bottom right retains pronounced ("7") potency, after nearly 180 years of existence. Full photo LOA from JSA.
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