Lot 8025: James Buchanan Signed Handwritten Letter
28th June 2018
ALS, one page, 8 x 10, February 25, 1836. Letter to "Mr. Sterling," in full: "I have received yours of the 21st in relation to ‘the Tupper claims or due Bills;’ & should the subject ever come before the Senate, I shall give it that attention which I shall ever be happy to pay to any recommendation of yours. Still I ought not to disguise from you that my impressions are rather against the claim. We have no news here except what you see in the public journals. I am happy to concur in opinion with you that Van Buren will certainly be our next President. All the stormy questions will be pretty well settled by our present chief; & the prudence, the firmness, & the knowledge of mankind which the successor possesses—will make his administration more peaceful & prosperous than any we have had for some time. General Jackson is the man of the age, at least in our country: Van Buren will have nothing to do but walk in the course which he has designated." In fine condition, with light overall creasing, and the handwriting a bit light but completely legible. At the time of this letter, Martin Van Buren was serving as Andrew Jackson's vice president; as Buchanan here predicts, Van Buren won the 1836 presidential election with relative ease.
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