Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Confederate Congressman Humphrey Marshall Autograph Letter Signed, "H. Marshall", one page, 5.25" x 8.75", Richmond, Virginia, December 26 [1864] to President Jefferson Davis. The letter reads: "Impressed by the appearance and tendency of public affairs with the conviction that every patriot should unite his whole influence to unite with our energies in common efforts for the harmony of our people I have desired to have a familiar and private talk with you on the conditions of the country in general and some movements in particular, but have not visited at your house because I feared you were too much indisposed to sustain such a visit, even if in your opinion it was desirous. I submit to you in writing therefore the suggestion leaving you to name a time when it will suit you to receive me." Light toning and mounted to an old collection board. A penciled notation on the upper margin claims this letter was responded to by Davis on December 28.

    Marshall, a Kentuckian, was a man with considerable military and political experience. A West Point graduate, he served before the war in the U.S. Congress and had been Minister to China. Marshall proved himself a rather ineffective Confederate brigadier, however, and represented Kentucky in the Confederate Congress for much of the war.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 680

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold on Jun 25, 2007 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 September 26 Autumn Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thanks a million for getting approval to sell my Civil War Hospital Death Ledger! You made them AND ME , a nice profit. You are the best!
    Ed W.,
    Mount Vernon, OH
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search