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    Jefferson Davis Important 1861 Manuscript Letter Signed Signed, "Jeffn. Davis," as provisional President of the Confederate States of America, one page, 7.5" x 8.75". Montgomery, Alabama, April 6, 1861. To Hon. Guy M. Bryan. In full: "Your letter accompanying one from the Hon. D.G. Burnet in relation to his son has been received. I have no doubt that Lieut. Burnet, when he resigns will be welcomed to our new Army. Your letter together with his father's shall be laid before the Secretary of War and due consideration shall be given them at the proper time. As ever your friend." Chosen provisional President of the Confederacy in Montgomery, Alabama, former U.S. Secretary of War and U.S. Senator Jefferson Davis of Mississippi was inaugurated on February 18, 1861. Guy M. Bryan, a former U.S. Congressman from Texas, served during the Civil War as volunteer aide-de-camp on the staff of General Herbert and afterwards as assistant adjutant general, with the rank of major. David G. Burnett was the first President of the Republic of Texas, later serving as Vice President under President Mirabeau B. Lamar. Opposed to secession, Burnet embraced the Southern cause when his only surviving child (three had died), William E. Burnet, told him he planned to resign his commission as Lieutenant in the U.S. Army to volunteer for Confederate service. That is when he wrote his letter to President Jefferson Davis, requesting Bryan do the same. Rust paper clip stain at blank left margin. Light folds touch some letters of signature. Overall, fine condition. Elegantly matted and framed to 34.5" x 19.25". Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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