Red "Lancaster Pa. Nov. 27" circular datestamp with matching "FREE"
on folded letter to Secretary of the Navy James K. Paulding in Washington D.C., letter datelined "Lancaster 26 November 1840"
and signed "from your friend, very respectfully, James Buchanan,"
contains recommendations for an assistant surgeon position and was sent when Buchanan was serving as a United States Senator, couple edge splits and toned fold on front, otherwise Very Fine
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