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President Buchanan invites the Prince of Wales to visit the United States

James Buchanan
06/04/1860
President Buchanan wrote to Queen Victoria to suggest officially that should the Prince of Wales wish to extend his upcoming visit to Canada with a visit to the United States he would be welcomed with enthusiasm.   The invitation was taken up and the heir to the British throne entered the U.S. at Detroit on September 20, 1860 and was received in Washington DC by President Buchanan on the afternoon of October 3, 1860. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Ian Radforth, Royal Spectacle: The 1860 of the Prince of Wales to Canada and the United States (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004), 313.

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