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    Jefferson Davis Autograph Political Appointment Letter Signed as U.S. Senator from Mississippi. One page, 8" x 10", February 3, 1848, from the "Senate Chambers" to "Dr. [Thomas] Lawson/ Surg. Genl." requesting a political appointment for a fellow Mississippian. Bold handwriting on toned paper with flattened folds; fine.

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    Thomas Lawson (1789-1861) served as Surgeon General of the U.S. Army from 1836-1861. Senator (and future president of the Confederacy) Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) writes in part: "I enclose the letter of Asst. Surg. [James D.] Caulfield. He is a most worthy and efficient officer in the field, if his wish can be gratified and he be ordered to join the new battalion from Missi. I shall esteem it a personal favor".



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