Friday, June 01, 2007

June 1, 1868:

James Buchanan Dies

James Buchanan's last public statement was taken from his bed the day before he died: "My dear friend, I have no fear for the future. Posterity will do me justice. I have always felt, and still feel that I discharged every public duty imposed upon me conscientiously. I have no regret for any public act of my life and history will vindicate my memory from every unjust aspersion."

Tough luck, Jim.

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