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Description: HARRIET R. LANE
(1830 - 1903) Orphaned niece of James Buchanan, whom he raised from childhood, and who served as official White House hostess to the bachelor Buchanan. Fine content A.L.S. 4pp. 8vo., Wheatland, Mar. 3, 1862 to her uncle's former personal secretary, A. J. Gloossbrenner concerning his planned visit to Buchanan's home and adding, "...do you remember this day a year ago? [the last day of Buchanan's administration] Gloomy as things threatened to be then - they were bright & joyous compared to our present condition. Those who were our nearest & best friends then - are not separated by an impassible gulf! -- but I should not touch upon this subject - the slightest indulgence in such thoughts makes one (if possible) more gloomy & sand than this horrible rainy day..." Usual folds, else very good condition.

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