DAVIS, Jefferson (1808-1889). Autographed letter signed ("Jefferson Davis"), as Secretary of War, to A.O. Nicholson, 14 September 1855.
2 pages, 4to, on lightly lined paper, on recto and verso, marked "Private" at head of first page, creased to folds; matted and framed. Sending a newspaper article and letters regarding accusations against the Jesuits for a future story. "I send you a copy of the 'Mississippian,' containing the reply of the Superior of the Order of the Jesuits to certain charges which have been made against that Society, and some other letters connected therewith. If you should find it such a matter as you would like to use it in the Union, please use it for that purpose, otherwise I will thank you to return the paper to me; as I wish to preserve the correspondence. I have also marked a paragraph on the yellow form, by which you will see it has been transmitted to the favorite watering place of Mississippi, and one of the healthiest localities in the State. As connected with a question which is now of particular interest. I have called your attention to it by marking the paragraph..."
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