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    JEFFERSON DAVIS AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, 1863. Davis (June 3, 1808 - December 6, 1889) was an American politician who served as President of the Confederate States of America for its entire history from 1861 to 1865 during the American Civil War. During his presidency, Davis was never able to find a strategy that would defeat the larger, more industrially developed Union. Davis's insistence on independence even in the face of crushing defeat prolonged the war, and while not exactly disgraced, he was displaced in Southern affection after the war by the leading general, Robert E. Lee

    Jefferson Davis ALS "Jefferson Davis". Two pages, 5" x 8", lined letterhead, Feb. 16, 1863. "Madam, The letter you sent to me this morning substitute's assumption of many for inquiry and reviling and cursed for pair not to say charitable construction. It is due to myself hoping that you are mistaken as well as excited to say to you that there is a wide difference between the expression of an intent, and a promise, and neither is free from the condition of practice ability. I had an intrusion which I may have expected to you, but it did not extend to the grade of General. Having no purpose to explain that of which you did not choose to inquire, and no expectation that such predisposition to censure and malign would be benefited by explanation is only remained for me to subscribe myself with true sympathy for your domestic affliction, very respectfully, Jefferson Davis". Great personal letter from he president of the Confederacy

    Condition: Fine, has separations in folds, some foxing.


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