Letter from James Buchanan to Hugh Hamilton

Letter from James Buchanan to Hugh Hamilton
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February 12, 1831

Representative James Buchanan writes to Hugh Hamilton and regarding Hamilton's mistake in publishing Buchanan's letters in the New York Inquirer. Even though Hamilton "transposed the order of time in which they were written and omitted that portion of the letter in regard to myself which is most complimentary," Buchanan notes that "I know perfectly well that this must have been accidental."

Buchanan also discusses tensions between President Andrew Jackson and Vice President John C. Calhoun. While "every thing has been done by mutual friends to heal the breach," Buchanan "fears the misunderstanding between" the two men "will end in an open rupture." Transcript included.

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MC 1998.10, B1, F11
Gift of Boyd Lee Spahr