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    Jefferson and Varina Davis: Combined Husband-Wife Letter Signed. Gilt-edged manuscript Letter Signed "Jeffr. Davis" as U. S. Senator, 1p., Washington, D.C., March 16, 1859, to John W. French, Chaplain at West Point. Davis writes to French in relation to an appointment to West Point for French's son. "... I mentioned to the President [Buchanan] the subject of your son's appointment to West Point, though he did not answer me positively, his reply was such as to discourage the hopes I had entertained in that connection. I however pressed the subject further upon him, and received a general assurance of consideration.. I am now packing my trunk to leave for home by the next train..." The 2nd and 3rd interior pages contain an ALS to French signed "V. Davis". In part: "... Won't you now join your prayers to mine that Jeff may come back safe and not suffer by the exposure... He is pretty well, but labors too much... I only wish we could say something in return cheering to Mrs. French and yourself about Johnny. I will go and see Mr. Buchanan myself about him - maybe I can beg him into appointing him..." A single manuscript signed by both Jefferson and Varina Davis is rather special, made even more so by the dual reference to President Buchanan!

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    September, 2016
    17th Saturday
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