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    JEFFERSON DAVIS AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED. Four pages, 5" x 8" conjoined sheets, December 26, 1870 from Memphis, Tennessee. Written to a gentleman in Liverpool, England - most likely one of his partners in a cotton & tobacco venture. Davis pens (in part): "...I offer you my best wishes for a Merry Xmas to you and Grita & Maggie, mingling the affectionate regret I feel that we could not all be together at this season. Mrs. Davis' suffers less from the affection of her eyes than when she left England. Winnie [his daughter, Varina Anne, who became known as the 'Daughter of the Confederacy'] is well and often speaks of you...The fall has been the most favorable for gathering the cotton crop ever seen by 'the oldest inhabitant'. The low price has acted unfavorably on the laborers, though there will be nevertheless it is thought more cotton sent to market than there was last year. I have not met with Mr. Bayliss lately when I last saw him he said he had received several communications from you, and had I suppose written to you in reply...Jefferson Davis"

    Much more good content including family news. A long letter from Davis, Father of the Confederacy, as he tries to rebuild his fortune after falling from grace.

    Condition: In near fine condition, save the tape remnants at top.


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    December, 2007
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