Letter from James Buchanan to Robert Tyler

Letter from James Buchanan to Robert Tyler
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May 7, 1851

James Buchanan writes Robert Tyler, son of President John Tyler, about Buchanan's tenure as secretary of state under President James Polk and the Mexican War. "The appointments of officers in the Mexican war nearly ruined me politically in Pennsylvania" and, as Buchanan explains, "I solemnly protested against any more military appointments being made from Pennsylvania without my knowledge and against my will." Buchanan notes that this issue explains why Frank Clinton "has good reason to be offended with me." In addition, Buchanan argues that an "article noticing the Penn. Statesman was produced, either directly or indirectly, by the machinations of [Simon] Cameron." Transcript included.

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