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    Jefferson Davis Autograph Letter Signed "Jefferson Davis" as President of the Carolina Life Insurance Company. Two pages, front and back, 5.75" x 9", Memphis; August 7, 1872. Addressed to Col. F.R. Lubbock and written on Carolina Life Insurance Co. letterhead. Enclosing a group of introduction letters for Lubbock during his travels. Reads in part:

    "...Please find enclosed some letters for persons in Liverpool, London & Paris. Maj. Walker was in our army and was sent as agent to Bermuda where he worked faithfully until the close of the war, he then went to Liverpool and has been successful as a commission merchant. His wife is a Virginian and they and their children are dear to me. Chevalier Chas. Stoep is the consul of Bavaria and other Germanic states. He married my sister in law, Miss Maggie Howell, who was captured with me, of course you will go to see her. Capt. J.R. Hamilton, is the son of Genl. Hamilton of So. Ca. and Texas, he was in our Navy...Geo. A. Trenholm our Secty of the Treasy. Col. A.D. Mann was one of our commissioners to European states, he is one of my dearest friends...I have not wished to load you with letters, but rather to introduce you to those who would aid you..." With flattened folds and uneven toning. Small staple holes at the top margin. There is a small hole at the center intersection fold. Boldly signed.

    After the Civil War, former Confederate President Jefferson Davis was imprisoned for treason for two years. After his release, he and his family went to Canada and from there sailed to the United Kingdom on July 25, 1868. In January 1869, the Davis family moved to London, where Jefferson looked for work as well as a way to return to the United States (Andrew Johnson granted him a pardon on December 25, 1868). Davis ultimately did return to the U.S., becoming the president of the Carolina Life Insurance Company. Francis R. Lubbock served as Governor of Texas from November 1861 to November 1863. All proceeds to benefit educational programs at The Bryan Museum.


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