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James Buchanan President Presidential Message On The Commencement Of The Second Session Of Congress 1858 Signed Autograph Official Government Document
"Message of the President Of The United States to the Two Houses Of Congress at the Commencement Of The Second Session of The Thirty-Fifth Congress"-1858-Washington D.C.-5 1/2" X 8 1/2"-32 pages-Signed By James Buchanan.James Buchanan was the last American president born in the 18th century, and his term (1857-61) was the last before the Civil War. Buchanan came to the presidency after a distinguished public career: 10 years as a U.S. representative and another 10 as a senator, ambassadorships to both Russia and Great Britain, and service as James K. Polk's secretary of state. In the 1856 elections he whipped both former president Millard Fillmore and frontier hero John C. Fremont, no small feat. But as president Buchanan couldn't handle the bad blood between North and South; his attempts to find a legalistic solution were never effective. By the election of 1860 Buchanan was tired of the presidency and did not seek re-election. Rightly or wrongly, "Old Buck" has been tagged as one of history's least effective presidents. He was succeeded by Republican Abraham Lincoln.The document has been autographed on the front cover by James Buchanan with a fountain pen in blue......BOTH DOCUMENT AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.