Letter from Simon Cameron to Samuel Ingham

Letter from Simon Cameron to Samuel Ingham
Number of Pages: 
January 9, 1858

United States Senator Simon Cameron writes Samuel D. Ingham, a former United States Secretary of the Treasury, to discuss President James Buchanan and other national political matters. "Our old friend [President James] Buchanan is really in trouble," Cameron explains, "for the first time in his life he has been compelled to take a stand on a doubtful question--and like all cowards he has dropped on the wrongside." Cameron, who concludes that "[Buchanan] has never kept faith with any party or any friend," also criticizes the President's stance on Kansas' Lecompton Constitution.

Time Period: 
Gift of Boyd Lee Spahr