Pres. Buchanan letter about Bath ship, Washington, 1848

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President James Buchanan wrote to George F. Shepley, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine, to forward depositions from the U.S. Consul at Harvre, France, about Charles C. Duncan (1821-1898), master of the Swanton, who was charged with illegally leaving a member of his crew, William Locke, in Harvre.

Shepley, a Portland lawyer, had been named U.S. Attorney shortly before receiving the documents from the president.

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  • Title: Pres. Buchanan letter about Bath ship, Washington, 1848
  • Creator: James Buchanan
  • Creation Date: 1848-12-19
  • Subject Date: 1848
  • Locations:
    • Portland, Cumberland County, ME
    • Washington, DC
    • Bath, Sagadahoc County, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 34 cm x 21 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. S-1261, Misc. Box 59/26
  • Collection: Presidential documents and autographs collected by George Foster Shepley
  • Object Type: Text

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