James Guthrie Civil War Autograph Letter Signed, four pages, 7.75" x 9.5", Louisville, Kentucky, January 27, 1863, to Mr. P.G. Washington, n.p. Noteworthy passages read in small part: "...The Louisville and Nashville railroad has not yet repaired the damage done by Morgan in Christmas Raid & will require about one week more with good weather...I think there is no comparison of Mr. Lincoln(s) administration or those who control Congressional action....Davis is the absolute monarch of the Confederacy with a great deal of work and with considerate sagacity unfortunately for him no vindication is possible. With allowances I am not willing that Lincoln shall be allowed to become an absolute despot...". Smoothed folds, nearly extremely fine condition.
    James Guthrie (1792 - 1869), formerly Franklin Pierce's Secretary of the Treasury, was instrumental in developing the L & N Railroad. He is also remembered for founding the University of Louisville. Ex. Henry E. Luhrs Collection.

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