July 14, 1860

President James Buchanan, Care-Fraught in the Summer of 1860, Writes He Hasn’t Time for His Friends

Autograph Letter Signed
2 pages
SMC 989
In the last care-fraught months of his presidency, Buchanan writes that his public duties are so numerous and urgent, it has been impossible for him to enjoy the pleasure of corresponding with his friends. Still, he cordially reciprocates the friendly feelings of his correspondent, local historian T. Apoleon Cheney, and welcomes a copy of his "report” – most likely, Cheney’s “Thirteenth Report of the New York State Cabinet of Natural History."
Autograph Letter Signed, as President, 2 pages, recto and verso, octavo, Washington, July 14, 1860. To T. Apoleon Cheney.
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