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Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
The first handwritten letter, dated March 6, 1857, is written from James Buchanan to Jeremiah S. Black wherein he offers a cabinet post to his friend. This letter is a copy of the original that has been attached to a page with the caption "Buchanan Offers Cabinet Post to a Friend" and includes a footnote identifiying who James Buchanan is. The header of the page reads "Presidents of the United States". The second handwritten letter, dated January 12, 1863, is written from President Abraham Lincoln to the Secretary of War, Edwin McMasters Stanton. The letter, written on Executive Mansion letterhead, suggests promotions to new posts for Schurz and Stalk and is signed "Yours truly, A. Lincoln". This letter is a copy of the original that is attatched a page captioned "A Superbly Preserved Lincoln Letter Recommending Two Generals for Promotion." The header of the page reads "Matthew Bennett International".
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Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Buchanan, James, 1791-1868; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Presidents--United States
Washington, (D. C.)
Mississippi State University Libraries, Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Carl Schurz collection, Correspondence Collection, Box: 1, Folder 1
The Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana Repository
Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).
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Abraham Lincoln to Edwin Stanton and James Buchanan to Jeremiah S. Black, 1857-03-06, 1863-01-12, Correspondence, 1857-1905, Carl Schurz collection, Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.