Letter from Barnabas Bates to Jesse Miller

Letter from Barnabas Bates to Jesse Miller
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July 27, 1843

Barnabas Bates writes to Jesse Miller and asks for a "biographical sketch" of Senator James Buchanan. If "we publish the Democrats' Almanac for 1844," Bates wants to have Buchanan's sketch "prepared." Bates also discusses preparations for the Democratic National Convention in Syracuse, New York and the 1844 Presidential election. "The friends of the different candidates are buckling on their armor for the campaign," as Bates notes. While "the great body of the democrats here I think are for [former President Martin Van] Buren," Bates explains that "the balance are divided among the different candidates." Transcript included.

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Gift of Boyd Lee Spahr