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    Jefferson Davis Letter Signed "Jeffn Davis." One page, 7.75" x 6.5", Washington, D.C.; January 16, 1857. The future president of the Confederate States answers an inquiry from a Mr. S. Campbell of Jackson, Louisiana, reading in full:

    "I have received your letter of the 27 ultimo, complaining of mal-administration in the management of the post office in your town, and have to inform you, in reply, that I have referred it to the Post Master General for his consideration and such action as he may deem necessary." At the time, Davis was serving as Secretary of War under Franklin Pierce.

    Condition: Dark toning and staining, with flattened mail folds. The bottom right corner of the letter is lighter and has lost some material, which has created some small holes. The verso has been reinforced with brown paper strips.


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    October, 2018
    25th Thursday
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