ALS (Autograph Letter, Signed) from James Buchanan, dated London, March 13, 1856, to the wife of the Mayor of Pittsburgh, responding to her inquiries about an estate in Scotland, urging her to see such scams as 'mere moonshine.'. James Buchanan.
ALS (Autograph Letter, Signed) from James Buchanan, dated London, March 13, 1856, to the wife of the Mayor of Pittsburgh, responding to her inquiries about an estate in Scotland, urging her to see such scams as 'mere moonshine.'
ALS (Autograph Letter, Signed) from James Buchanan, dated London, March 13, 1856, to the wife of the Mayor of Pittsburgh, responding to her inquiries about an estate in Scotland, urging her to see such scams as 'mere moonshine.'
ALS (Autograph Letter, Signed) from James Buchanan, dated London, March 13, 1856, to the wife of the Mayor of Pittsburgh, responding to her inquiries about an estate in Scotland, urging her to see such scams as 'mere moonshine.'
ALS (Autograph Letter, Signed) from James Buchanan, dated London, March 13, 1856, to the wife of the Mayor of Pittsburgh, responding to her inquiries about an estate in Scotland, urging her to see such scams as 'mere moonshine.'
ALS (Autograph Letter, Signed) from James Buchanan, dated London, March 13, 1856, to the wife of the Mayor of Pittsburgh, responding to her inquiries about an estate in Scotland, urging her to see such scams as 'mere moonshine.'
ALS (Autograph Letter, Signed) from James Buchanan, dated London, March 13, 1856, to the wife of the Mayor of Pittsburgh, responding to her inquiries about an estate in Scotland, urging her to see such scams as 'mere moonshine.'

ALS (Autograph Letter, Signed) from James Buchanan, dated London, March 13, 1856, to the wife of the Mayor of Pittsburgh, responding to her inquiries about an estate in Scotland, urging her to see such scams as 'mere moonshine.'

3 sides of a single folded sheet of stationary measuring 7 inches high, very good, some neatly repaired splits at folds, fully signed and corresponding both in time, place, and signature to James Buchanan, who would become the 15th President of the US (1857-1861), and who was appointed by Franklin Pierce to be the American Minister to England. It reads in full, "My dear Madam, In answer to your favor of the 25th of January, I regret to inform you that I have in vain inquired after the Graham estate in Scotland. I venture to say that no such estate exists there without known heirs. If you could have sent me a copy of the advertisement to which you refer, it might have afforded me a clew to ascertain its meaning. The solicitor employed by the Legation has never heard of the estate or the advertisement & has not discovered anything about the one or the other. I am strongly inclined to believe that such advertisements are sometimes published in the American papers without foundation in truth merely to obtain money from our countrymen. Large sums have been expended here in the pursuit of old estates, which in every instance so far as my knowledge extends have turned out to be 'mere moonshine.' I most heartily sympathize with you in your domestic afflictions and pray that they may speedily pass along. I can never fail to feel a deep interest in all that concerns you & yours. With my kindest regards to Mayor Lynch, I remain...James Buchanan' Buchanan corresponded a number of times with Mayor Lynch, who was a firm supporter of Buchanan's aspirations. Included are four envelopes from the 1850s, addressed in Buchanan's hand to David Lynch, but no accompanying letters. Good. Item #H5070

Price: $1,800.00

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