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    Jefferson Davis Autograph Letter Signed, Written From his Prison Cell in Fort Monroe. 2 pages, 5" x 7.75", "Fortress Monroe, Va." April 22, 1866, to a Mrs. J.K. Kyle of Fayetteville, N.C., thanking her for a check received for Mrs. Davis. He writes, in part:

    "I have the honor to acknowledge yours of the 14th just enclosing a check to be forwarded to Mrs.Davis as a present from the Ladies of Fayetteville. Sadly remembering how your homes were devastated during the war, I could not have expected you in the midst of the ruin to have been mindful of the wants of those at a distance. Nothing could add to my admiration for the heroic self denying, Christian virtues of my countrywoman, for the measure was full to overflowing; nor could anything increase the gratitude with which I will ever recur to this confidence and sympathy. It only remains for me to assure you and the Ladies whom you represent that I am much gratefully and respectfully your friend and obt. Servant Jeffer Davis"

    With the usual mail folds with some restoration thereat, and light soiling; overall condition is very good with dark and legible ink. Davis would remain imprisoned until 1867.


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