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    Jefferson Davis: Autograph Letter Signed (ALS) Re: Former Confederate General M.J. Wright Seeking General Robert E. Lee Letters.
    1 1/2 pp., Beauvoir, Miss., October 13, 1883, 5" x 8", fine. Former Confederate President Davis responds to a letter from former Confederate General Marcus J. Wright requesting Robert E. Letters, in part: "When your memo was received with request I would furnish you copies of some letters written to Genl. R.E. Lee, I had no one at hand who could be employed in making the copies. Now that a person to do so has offered, I find the memo in some places undecipherable, and in others suppose there may be an error in the date given for that of my letter....". Davis has added a postscript, in full: "P.S. Can you give me a copy of a letter from Genl R.E. Lee, to which I sent a telegraphic reply Aug, 10, 1864. The letter was probably written a short time before the date of the reply, which indicates that the subject was the appointment of a commander for the cavalry in So. West Va.". Davis signed his full name after the initial letter, and added his initials after the postscript. Letter has two mailing folds, else fine.


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