Letters from James Buchanan to Daniel Sturgeon

Letters from James Buchanan to Daniel Sturgeon
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James Buchanan writes two letters to Daniel Sturgeon regarding political maters at the state and national level. The first letter focuses on whether or not Jesse Miller will be a candidate in Pennsylvania for the U.S. Senate. Buchanan does not believe he will be. Both Buchanan and Sturgeon represent Pennsylvania in the Senate in 1844.

The second letter addresses slavery and how it will likely increase sectional tensions. Buchanan argues that northerners need "to make many allowances" on this issue. Buchanan also mentions that he might publish a letter to express his opinion on slavery. " Should I perceive that such a letter would be likely to do good," Buchanan notes that "it shall be forthcoming." Transcripts included.

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MC 1998.10
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