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    Confederate Documents: Francis W. Pickens, Confederate Governor of South Carolina, Autograph Letter Regarding Defective Rifles. Four integral pages written on page one with docketing on page four, 6¼" x 7¾", October 10, 1861, n.p. [Columbia], on State of South Carolina, Headquarters letterhead. Addressed to Capt. Thomas at the Arsenal in Columbia [South Carolina], the letter reads in part, "...Capt. J. F. Hart says the Rifles he got are in bad fix & need cleaning &c. You will receive them and order them put in thorough repair for him...". Governor Pickens was the man who ordered the bombardment of Fort Sumter. Fine.

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    June, 2009
    25th Thursday
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