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    Jefferson Davis Confederate Letter of Marque Signed. One page, 16" x 9.75" (sight), Montgomery [Alabama], May 27, 1861, authorizing the "Steamship or vessel called the Phenix . . . whereof Eugene Dellaney is Commander to act as a private armed vessel in the service of the Confederate States on the high seas, against the United States." Countersigned by Robert Toombs as secretary of state. According to the work The Confederate Privateers by William M. Robinson, the Phenix, with a crew of over 200 men and armed with six rifled cannon and one pivot gun, was the largest privateer commissioned by the Confederacy. The document itself is very brittle and in poor shape, but beautifully matted (though the matting shows some waterstaining at the lower right corner) and framed to an overall size of 24" x 19".

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    December, 2014
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