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2 November 2006
BUCHANAN, James. Autograph letter signed ("James Buchanan") to Eliza Watterston, Wheatland, near Lancaster Pa., 3 May 1853. 1 page, 4to, on blue paper, with original autograph envelope.
A FLIRTATIOUS LETTER FROM THE BACHELOR BUCHANAN TO A YOUNG LADY OF WASHINGTON. Waiting for a summons from President Pierce, Buchanan sends this romantic and playful letter to a young female acquaintance: "the only reason why I have not ere this answered your spicy, agreeable & interesting letter, was the confident belief that I should soon enjoy the pleasure of a tete a tete with your ladyship. On my last brief visit to Washington, although occupied day & night with business, I had twice fixed a time to pay you my willing devoirs; but on each occasion was interrupted. I expect daily to be called to Washington, & should I not arrive late in the night, I shall not sleep there without having first presented myself at your shrine. My apparent neglect has given me real pain...Farewell! until next we meet, which I hope will be very soon..."
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