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    Jefferson Davis Autograph Letter Signed and Carte de Visite. Includes: Jefferson Davis Autograph Letter Signed. Three pages on two sheets, 5.25" x 9", Beauvoir, Mississippi; July 1, 1886. Davis writes to an unknown recipient that his daughter, Varina, is recovering from the measles and may not be able to visit with the recipient's daughters. He also discusses his name appearing disparagingly in northern newspapers for political gain. It reads in part: "...Every now and then I get a northern paper with abusive comments with regard to myself...most have thought it unnecessary to send those papers to me for I yet occasionally seemingly written in a proper spirit asking me whether there is any truth in the story. This is not my first experience in the ability of Northern men to believe a slander against me however absurd it might be, and to make political capital out of anything derogatory to the South..." Signed, "Jefferson Davis."

    Jefferson Davis Carte de Visite. 2.5" x 4.25", no place; [October 15, 1873]. A portrait of the former Confederate president in a suit. A Howell studio imprint just below the image. Someone has written Davis's name beneath the image.

    Condition: Letter is very gently toned with smoothed folds. CDV is lightly toned and soiled.


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