Fine autographed letter signed
Autographed letter signed “James Buchanan”. 2pp. (double-page), written on first page and second page inside, 6.25 x 8.0 inch, Wheatland 1861, June 20. To Pennsylvania politician and his ex-secretary Adam J. Glossbrenner. In part: "...If you cannot spare the time necessary to complete the arrangement of my papers on the excellent plan you proposed; I trust you will be able to pass a long enough time with me to enable me to understand it... I understand you have been in Philadelphia about the establishment of a Democratic paper... my personal regard for you would prevent me from advising you to embark on it... a hazardous venture...". Mailing folds, slightly discolored, else fine. Adam John Glossbrenner (1810-1889) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania and served as private secretary to Buchanan in 1860 and 1861.