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    Jefferson Davis Autograph Note Signed, "J D", one page, 3.25" x 6.5", Richmond, Virginia, August 6, 1864, to his secretary Burton Harrison. It reads, "I do not know how this impression was created on the mind of Col. Taylor that he was to be a Brigadier genl. If regret at the developments which prevented his promotion when it was contemplated and hopes that he would successfully meet the allegations made against him justified the impression, it was well founded, otherwise it did not rest upon anything uttered or thought by me." Uneven top border, else nicely toned and very fine condition.

    This note refers, of course, to Colonel Walter Taylor of General Lee's staff. Taylor was destined to never place a laurel wreath around his collar stars. The note is penned on a sheet clipped from another letter demonstrating the Confederate penchant for avoiding waste.

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