Letter from James Buchanan to W. Welsh

Letter from James Buchanan to W. Welsh
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June 30, 1853

James Buchanan, who is preparing to take the position as the United States Minister to the United Kingdom, writes to W. H. Welsh, regarding the "present difficulties in the way of appointing a Secretary of Legation to London." Buchanan declares that should a Pennsylvanian be appointed, Welsh would be the one selected. He then asks Welsh if he "would be able to endure the incessant & responsible labor for which [he] would be compelled to undergo in the Legation of London for at least six months." Transcript included. 

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MC 1998.10, B3, F13
Gift of Boyd Lee Spahr