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    Jefferson Davis Autograph Letter Signed. Two pages, 5.25" x 7.25", no place, July 8, 1873, to Mesdames Fitzgerald and Ives. A personal letter that reads, in part: "I am yet in a state of doubt and perplexity, not able to leave for the country nor yet to go away for the rest...The happiness of our meeting cannot be destroyed by even the pain of separation for the sweet memory will go with me all the weary days and long miles which are before me..." It seems likely that the ladies he is writing to are Cora Semmes Ives, the widow of his aide-de-camp Joseph C. Ives, and Cora's sister, Clara Semmes Fitzgerald.

    This letter is in Poor condition with staining, tears, and cellophane tape repairs, still very interesting. Typewritten transcript included. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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