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    Jefferson Davis Autograph Letter Signed "Jefferson Davis." Two pages, 7.75" x 9.75", Mississippi City, February 4, 1878. The letter discusses some rumors regarding Davis' capture. It reads in part, "…The facts you state in regard to captured treasure are new to me. It is probable that much of it was the property of the Richmond Banks. The item of money captured from 'Jeff. Davis' is unfounded, for the sufficient reason that I had no gold when captured, either private or public…The fact is, my dear Grafts, that I staked all my property and reputation in the defense of State rights and constitutional liberty, as I understood them…" Interesting content since it covers both wartime propaganda and rumor as well as letting us hear Jefferson's sentiments on how his money was invested. In addition to this ALS is an ALS written and signed by Jefferson's wife Varina. The letter is in fine condition; usual folds are present; some separation has occurred on the fold lines; small stain in the upper left corner on the obverse. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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