PRESIDENT JAMES BUCHANAN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/19/1839 - HFSID 13486
JAMES BUCHANAN Senator recommends a military appointment for a future diplomat. ALS: "James Buchanan" as U.S. Senator, 1p, 7¾x10. Lancaster, 1839 July 19. With integral leaf addressed by Buchanan to: "Hon: Joel R. Poinsett/Secretary of War/Washington City Mr. Roland Dubs}"
Sale Price $1,190.00
Senator recommends a military appointment for a future diplomat.
ALS: "James Buchanan" as U.S. Senator, 1p, 7¾x10. Lancaster, 1839 July 19. With integral leaf addressed by Buchanan to: "Hon: Joel R. Poinsett/Secretary of War/Washington City Mr. Roland Dubs}". In full: "Permit me to recommend to you the appointment of Mr. Roland Dubs as a Lieutenant in the Army. From what I have heard & seen of him I believe him to be worthy of the appointment which he solicits; it will, therefore, be gratifying to me, in common with his numerous friends, should he prove successful." There is no record of DUBS' appointment in the Army. However, on March 1, 1847,President Polk appointed Roland Dubs of Pennsylvania as Consul of the United States for the port of Maracaibo, Venezuela, a post he held until his death in 1855. JOEL R. POINSETT represented South Carolina in Congress from 1821-1825 and was appointed the first U.S. Minister to Mexico (1825-1829). When he returned to the United States in 1829, he brought with him a flowering plant that was called the poinsettia in his honor. As Van Buren's Secretary of War from 1837-1841, Poinsett reorganized U.S. military forces and successfully directed the second Seminole War. Folds, vertical fold touches the "s" in James. Lightly creased. Shaded at left edge. Address leaf shows folds, which are slightly shaded and a 2¾x3-inch triangular cut at lower blank margin.
Following offer submission users will be contacted at their account email address within 48 hours. Our response will be to accept your offer, decline your offer or send you a final counteroffer. All offers can be viewed from within the "Document Offers" area of your HistoryForSale account. Please review the Make Offer Terms prior to making an offer.
If you have not received an offer acceptance or counter-offer email within 24-hours please check your spam/junk email folder.