Letter from Benson Lossing to James Buchanan

Letter from Benson Lossing to James Buchanan
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July 19, 1865

Benson John Lossing writes Former President James Buchanan with questions about the publication status of "a History of your Administration, prepared under your own eye." Lossing is writing a history of the Civil War and would like his account to be fair to Buchanan's administration. "I am a simple searcher after truth, and wish to be a Chronicler only of truth," as Lossing explains. "While I loathe the selfish man who raised the arm of rebellion against their government," Lossing notes that "I have no party prejudices to serve or obey." Transcript included.

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MC 1998.10, B1, F17
Gift of Walter E. Beach