Washington, D.C. 1838. unbound. 1 page, 9.75 x 8 inches, Washington, D.C., May 8, 1838. In this letter, Buchanan discusses Lieut. Conner's desire for a promotion to a position as captain in the Revenue Cutter Service, in part: "Immediately upon the receipt of the recommendation signed by yourself and other gentlemen in favor of the appointment of Lieutenant Conner to a captaincy in the Revenue Cutter Service, I transmitted it to the Secretary of the Treasury and urged his claims strongly. It, however, came too late..." Integral address leaf in Buchanan's hand on the back franked free. Several folds; tape reinforcements. Very good(-) condition.