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    Jefferson Davis Autograph Letter Signed. One page, 5" x 8", with integral blank, Memphis, Tennessee, March 21, 1870, to Mrs. S.A. Ayres, in reference to her requesting a photograph of the former president of the Confederacy, as well as acknowledging work she had done for the Confederate Orphans' Home in Lauderdale County, Mississippi. Eloquently transcribed by Davis, with his autograph following the words "Respectfully & truly yours", this letter shows him to be the epitome of Southern gentlemen.

    Condition:
    Several folds, tape mounted on the reverse, with some foxing, but clearly legible.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2015
    4th-5th Wednesday-Thursday
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