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    Jefferson Davis Autograph Letter Signed. Two pages, 4.5" x 7", Memphis, January 4, 1870. At the time of the writing of this letter, Davis was living in the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee, and was working as president of the Carolina Life Insurance Company. Writing to Col. G.W. Alexander, the former Confederate president informs him that he is returning some letters, adding: "To most of the evils of life there is a compensating good, and few have had so much occasion to realize this as myself. Could I forget what our country and true liberty has lost, my own misfortunes might soon be forgotten, save as the cause of giving me so many and such noble friends." Detachment of the horizontal folds has been expertly repaired on the verso by silking, not affecting the signature. Light toning and spots of foxing to the edges.

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    June, 2014
    7th Saturday
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