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Collection Reference Number GLC06771.01
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1848 
Title James Buchanan to John Letcher explaining his opposition to the War of 1812
Date 24 April 1848
Author Buchanan, James (1791-1868)  
Recipient Letcher, John  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Explaining his opposition, as "a student of law & a very young man," to the declaration of war against Great Britain at the beginning of the War of 1812, which "however, did not prevent me from sustaining the war... as an individual and as a member of the Legislature of Pennsylvania." Letcher was serving as a Democratic delegate for president and seeking information. Buchanan was not nominated in 1848 (Polk was).
Subjects President  Election  Government and Civics  Politics  Law  Military History  War of 1812  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  
People Buchanan, James (1791-1868)  Letcher, John (1813-1884)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme The Presidency; Government & Politics; War of 1812; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859