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    Wartime Lucius Lamar Autograph Letter Signed, "L. Q. C. Lamar". One page with verso docketing, 7.75" x 9.75", Vicksburg, Mississippi, December 10, 1862, to "Sec. of State". It reads: "All that I have on earth except my wife and children and two servants with some family silver, has fallen into the hands of the enemy, the result of the last falling back from Abbeville. My wife will need about five hundred dollars - per quarter - of my salary. She says she can with that get along comfortably, living with my family in Georgia. I have written to Mr. Benjamin about it but as i cannot expect him to attend to a matter so purely private & personal allow me to bespeak your personal attention to the matter. The loss of my estate does not affect me at all. I care not for riches & if God will only vouchsafe me a sound body & a clear intellect I shall be unutterably grateful. My wife as true & beautiful a heroine as ever figured in romance or real life takes her loss like a true Longstreet. I am and ever shall be your friend and admirer,". Mailing folds and light aging as expected, else fine condition. Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar (1825-1893) was probably writing here to Mississippi's Secretary of State. As a diplomat, Lamar represented the Confederacy in Russia. after the war Lamar served in the United States Senate and was a Supreme Court Justice.

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