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[CIVIL WAR]. DAVIS, Jefferson. Autograph letter signed ("Jefferson Davis") to "Mildred", New Orleans, 5 March 1886. 1 page, 8vo, corners trimmed, framed with an envelope bearing postmarked five-cent Confederate stamp, a patriotic political ribbon and photograph, unexamined out of frame. [With:] An 1861 Virginia election ticket "For President, Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi; For Vice-President, Alexander H. Stephens, of Georgia," n.p., [6 November 1861]. 6 1/8 x 3 15/16 in., blue paper, in fine condition.

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[CIVIL WAR]. DAVIS, Jefferson. Autograph letter signed ("Jefferson Davis") to "Mildred", New Orleans, 5 March 1886. 1 page, 8vo, corners trimmed, framed with an envelope bearing postmarked five-cent Confederate stamp, a patriotic political ribbon and photograph, unexamined out of frame. [With:] An 1861 Virginia election ticket "For President, Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi; For Vice-President, Alexander H. Stephens, of Georgia," n.p., [6 November 1861]. 6 1/8 x 3 15/16 in., blue paper, in fine condition.

DAVIS EXPRESSES GRATITUDE FOR A VISIT DURING HIS IMPRISONMENT. Twenty years after the war's conclusion and his imprisonment at Fort Monroe, Davis writes to an old friend who called upon him during those dark days: "I have but this moment learned that you were in the city and I am now preparing to leave on the afternoon R.R. train for Beauvoir, so that I am deprived of the pleasure of calling on you. Ms. McDonna proposes to visit us tomorrow and promised to convey to you my entreaties that you accompany her. Mrs. & Miss Davis are at home and would be delighted to see you. Ever with loving remembrance of the angel visit you made to me when in prison." (2)
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