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Lot 806

Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) President of the Confederate States of America (1861-1865). As U.S. Secretary of War (1853-1857) under President Franklin Pierce, Davis was instrumental in modernizing the U.S. army into a more efficient fighting machine.

Autograph letter signed, one page, on ruled paper engraved Beauvoir, Harrison Co., Miss., April 25, 1880. To Miss T.E. Morgan of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. "My dear Miss Morgan, Your very gratifying letter was duly received, and I pray you to excuse this unintentional delay of its acknowledgement. Believe me to be with cordial regard respectfully yours Jefferson Davis." Very good; small tape stains in lower blank area and light show-through from small tape stains on verso. Original transmittal envelope, bearing a 3¢ U.S. stamp, is present, addressed in the hand of Jefferson Davis. At the time he wrote this letter, Davis was writing The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, which was published in 1881.
Estimated Value $1,200 - 1,500.
The Arden Family Holdings of Beverly Hills.


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