James Buchanan (1791-1868)

Autograph letter signed (co-signed by Senator S. McKean)

Autograph letter signed recommending a Doctor for a Position in the Land Office. Autograph letter signed “James Buchanan”. 1p., bifolium, 8.0 x 9.75 inch, Washington, 1836 December 12, as U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania. Countersigned by Samuel McKean (1787-1841), Pennylvania's second senator. Addressed to Hon. James S. Whitcomb (1795-1852), U.S. senator from Indiana, who had been appointed by President Andrew Jackson as Land Commissioner (1836-41). Buchanan and McKean recommend Dr. William Wallace, whom they believe to be well qualified to be a clerk in the Land office. In full: “We take pleasure in recommending to you the appointment of Dr. William Wallace as a clerk in the Land Office. We believe him to be well qualified for the situations of which he applies. He is the son of a highly respectable citizen of Pennsylvania who has recently removed to this City: and is himself a graduate of the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia. His appointment would give satisfaction to many friends." Clearly written in Buchanan's neat hand. Small mounting remnants on integral address leaf, else fine condition.


Price: $ 840 / € 700