“The Buchanan Cabinet,” New York Times, February 28, 1857, p. 4: 4.
New York Daily Times
The Buchanan Cabinet
Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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THE BUCHANAN CABINET. – Mr. BUCHANAN has shown his usual sagacity in selecting the members of his Cabinet; he is determined not to be a second fiddle in his own Administration, and will not invite any man to assist him in conducting the affairs of the nation, during the next four years, whose superior brilliance will put him in a state of eclipse. President PIERCE might have been equally well disposed towards himself; but his difficult would have been to form a cabinet who would not have been his superiors. Old BUCK from present appearances, is to play first fiddle in the Government orchestra for the next four years.