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    Varina Davis Autograph Letter Signed on Behalf of Jefferson Davis addressed to former Confederate General Daniel H. Hill. Two pages of a bifolium, 5" x 8". Beauvoir, Mississippi; August 12, 1887. Great content letter defending the Confederate cause: "... I thank you for the eloquent and manly defense you made of 'The Old South.' Some who did less for the cause of the Confederacy and have been more highly rewarded than yourself, have found favor by apologizing and getting pardon for the services to our just cause. It is a consolation to one who is conscious of having done his duty to the best of his ability, that whatever else he may have lost, he has preserved his self respect... 'The mills of the Gods grind slowly' and whether posterity will have all the facts which would enable them to hold the scales of justice evenly is a question which depends on how far a full and fair exposition of events shall be made by the actors therein..." Varina wrote many of Jeff Davis' letters in his later years, and this is a fine example. From the Estate of Malcolm S. Forbes.
    Condition: With flattened folds, and evenly toned. Small tear occurring at top horizontal fold, with no paper loss. Light soiling on exterior integral blank.



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    October, 2016
    19th Wednesday
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