Letters from James Buchanan to Charles Gonter

Letters from James Buchanan to Charles Gonter
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James Buchanan writes two letters to Charles G. Gonter in which he discusses the condition of the Democratic party, the implications of President Zachary Taylor's death, "the succession of" President Millard Fillmore, and the 1852 Presidential election. "Who shall be selected as standard bearer of the great Democratic party of the Union in 1852 is a question of small importance compared with the success of our time-honored & time tried principles," as Buchanan explains.

Buchanan also offers Gonter some advice on whether he should buy a newspaper in Iowa. "Generally speaking it is but a poor business in [Pennsylvania], so far as profit is concerned, to become the editor of a County newspaper, as Buchanan notes. Transcript included.

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MC 1998.10
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