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    Confederate Senator William S. Oldham of Texas Autograph Letter Signed, "W. S. Oldham", one page, 7.5" x 10", Richmond, Virginia, February 13, 1865 to Jefferson Davis, Richmond, Virginia with verso annotation in Davis's hand: "W. S. Oldham about secret service &C &C J D". The letter reads: "I enclose herewith a letter from Professor McCulloch, in reference to the subject upon which Senator Johnson of Va and I called upon you. Did I not feel so confident that those conditions to which Professor M refers can be made a most potent element in the defense of our country at this time, I would not urge the subject upon your consideration, but being so impressed by what I have seen and know, I regard it my duty to urge it upon your attention. After you shall have perused the letter enclosed, please return it to me and oblige." One marginal stain, overall very fine condition.

    It is quite possible that Oldham is here referring to the induction of slaves into Confederate service.


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    June, 2007
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