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Starts his diplomatic mission to England
.Buchanan, James

Three page ALS, London, September 2, 1853 to his nephew Eskridge Lane. Having recently arrived in London to assume his new duties as U.S. Minister he shares some news about his trip and getting settled. He relates an early informal meeting with the Turkish Minister and predicts there will be no war between Russia and the Ottoman Empire. The letter had been completely separated along the fold lines but has been expertly repaired by a professional preservationist and presents as a fine example. [#4933]