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    Extremely Rare Civil War Dated Jefferson Davis Letter Signed "to the Senate and House of Representatives..." Jefferson Davis (1808-1889), President of the Confederate States of America. Pierce's Secretary of War and a Mississippi Senator, he left Congress after secession. He was elected President of the Confederate States of America, and circumstances made him more autocratic as the Civil War progressed. After the war, he was captured and imprisoned for two years. Never tried for treason, he was released and wrote The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government. Jefferson Davis letter signed, one page, 8" x 7", March 19, 1862, Executive Department. It reads, "To the Senate and House of Representatives, I herewith transmit a report of the Secretary of War, supplementary to a report heretofore submitted by him and referred to in that document. Jefferson Davis." The page is tipped to a thicker board. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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