Lot: 77 Jefferson Davis ALS as US Senator from Mississippi

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2015-11-04 12:50:27

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Lot 77: Jefferson Davis (1808-1889). Sole President of the Confederate States of America (1861-1865). ALS as US Senator from Mississippi (1857-1861). 2pp. Dated January 20, 1858, from the Senate Chamber, signed Jeffn. Davis. Addressed to Hon. I. Toucey, Secretary of the Navy. A letter in which Davis introduces A.S. Worth and recommends the young man as an applicant for a lieutenancy in the US Marines. Davis identifies Worth as the son of US Naval Officer Algernon S. Worth and nephew to famed General William J. Worth. Oak Auctions' Rare Autograph and Manuscript Auction Thursday, 19th November 2015 Estimate: $800-1200
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