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    STEPHEN MALLORY AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, CONFEDERATE SECRETARY OF NAVY, WRITES OFF TWO MILLION DOLLARS IN 1863. Russell (1813 - 1873) was a United States politician and the Confederate Secretary of the Navy during the Civil War. Mallory was considered to be one of President Jefferson Davis's ablest cabinet officers. He was the father of Stephen Russell Mallory, a U.S. representative and senator from Florida.

    Signed "S. Mallory", two pages, 7.75" x 9.75", lined letterhead of the Confederate States of America Navy Department, Richmond, September 1st, 1863 to Hon. C. G. Memminger, Secretary of the Treasury, "Sir, Captain Samuel Barron C. S. Navy, having returned to the treasury department the drafts drawn in his favor under requisition No. 313 dated 13th June 1863 for $2,910,000. I have the honor to request that the said requisition be cancelled on books of the Treasury Department. I am respectfully your Obt Servt. S. Mallory Secretary of the Navy".

    Condition: Very good - fine, some paper aging, slight foxing, reverse stained.

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    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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