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James Buchanan
James Buchanan: The United States Needs to Be Governed by the Democratic Party ""...the perpetuity & prospering of the people of this union depend upon the ascendancy of Democratic principles..."". "...the perpetuity & prospering of the people of this union depend upon the ascendancy of Democratic principles..."".
20/05/1847. Buchanan served as U.S. minister to Russia during Andrew Jackson's administration, then was U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania from 1834-1845. In 1844, he and Lewis Cass challenged former President Van Buren for the Democratic presidential nomination. When it became clear that the convention was deadlocked, Jackson protege James K. Polk was put forth as a ""dark horse"" candidate, and he ended up as the party's nominee. Recognizing Buchanan's support of the ticket and Pennsylvania's contribution to his election, Polk appointed Buchanan Secretary of State.Buchanan remained in office for Polk's full term, and was closely associated with the administration's leading measures, particularly the annexation of Oregon and the Mexican War. It was a foregone conclusion that Buchanan would seek the 1848 nomination.Autograph Letter Signed as Secretary of State, marked ""Private,"" Washington, May 20, 1847, to Philadelphia Democrat George Guier (who was apparently not one of his supporters), discussing his political goals and stating his philosophy that the Democrats are the party that most benefits the nation. "I ought long ago to have acknowledged the receipt of your favor of the 30th ultimo...The truth is that business of the Department is so incessant & pressing that I am compelled to neglect my private correspondents. Why did you not write to me on the subject of your son-in-law's appointment as a second lieutenant. I should most cheerfully have sustained his application. Although you and I have not been as good friends as I could desire, yet I have always justly appreciat … [Click Below for Full Description]
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