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Confederate President, Jefferson Davis, ALS 1854

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Confederate President, Jefferson Davis, ALS as Secretary of War, July 7, 1854

Jefferson Davis (1808-1889). Sole President of the Confederate States of America (1861-1865). ALS, 1p, 7.75 x 8.375 in., Rio(?), July 7, 1854, marked Private. Addressed to My dear General, introducing Allen. A. Bursley, who was found deficient in chemistry and discharged, but was anxious for a military career and desired to show his proficiency in the subject. Jefferson Davis was the United States Secretary of War at the time, serving under President Franklin Pierce. It is unclear if this appeal helped Allen Ainsworth Bursley (1834-1878), but he did later serve in the Confederate Army as a Captain in Watson's Louisiana Light Artillery Battery. Framed with an image of Davis, 15.5 x 23.25 in. overall.
Condition
Toning, light stains, and horizontal tear across the entire sheet, which appears to have been reinforced on verso. Not removed from frame for examination.
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Confederate President, Jefferson Davis, ALS 1854

Estimate $1,000 - $2,000Nov 15, 2013
Starting Price $500
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