DescriptionJefferson Davis Manuscript Letter Signed "Jeffer. Davis." One page, 7.75" x 9.75", plain paper, Washington, October 22, 1855, to the Hon. John Randolph Clay. At the time of writing, Davis was secretary of war for President Franklin Pierce. Clay was a career diplomat who served in Europe and Latin America in the period between 1830 and 1860 and, in 1855, was stationed in Peru. This is a letter of introduction to Clay for a "...Mr. J. R Warren of New York who is about to visit Peru with the view of commencing business as a merchant..." Expected original folds, else very fine with a large signature.
Also included in this lot is a handsome carte de visite by E. & H.T. Anthony from a negative by Mathew Brady. Together, these two pieces would make an excellent display.
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