Lot 381: ADS, signed "E. P. Jones," one page both sides, 7.75 x 12, February 2, 1863. A pass written by Colonel E. P. Jones of the 2nd South Carolina Volunteers. In part: "Mr. Tench Coxe and Mr. Franklin Coxe with their families desire to pass our lines, to go to Pensylvania [sic], if consistent with the Laws and Regulations of the Confederacy. Their reason for going is that they have a very large property, in that State, in coal mines, and other property. They have been recently informed that unless they go on to Philadelphia immediately, their property will be confiscated by the Government…They reside in Rutherford County, State of North Carolina. Mr. Tench Coxe has been physically unable for Military duty since the commencement of the war, and is still so having exemption on that ground. Mr. Franklin Coxe went into the service as soon as the War commenced, and served faithfully under my command in the 2nd Regt. of South Carolina volunteers. He has now a discharge from service…I know them to be loyall [sic] and true to our Government." Also endorsed at the conclusion by James L. Orr and James H. Farrow. Light toning and a partial separation to one horizontal fold, otherwise fine condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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