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PURCHASE OF WHEATLAND-NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF GENERAL

TAYLOR-HIS DEATH AND THE ACCESSION OF PRESIDENT FILLMORE -
THE COMPROMISE MEASURES OF 1850 - LETTERS TO MISS LANE-
PUBLIC LETTERS ON POLITICAL TOPICS.

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T the distance of a little more than a mile from that part

of the city of Lancaster where Mr. Buchanan had lived for many years, and a little beyond the corporate limits, there had long stood a substantial brick mansion on a small estate of twenty-two acres known as Wheatland, and sometimes called “The Wheatlands." The house, although not imposing, or indeed of any architectural beauty, was nevertheless a sort of beau ideal of a statesman's abode, with ample room and verge

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