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Description: Mrs. Jefferson Davis, or, Varina Davis (1826-1906), neatly penned and signed this brief note to a Mrs. Chapman on March 5, 1891. She writes: “Dear Mrs. Chapman, In the bonds of our common allegiance to the South Believe me with kind regard. Your countrywoman V. Jefferson Davis New York March 5th 1891”.

Varina Davis was the second wife and First Lady of the President of the Confederate States, Jefferson Davis, during the American Civil War. Because of her education in Philadelphia and her family spanning both sides of the country, Varina Davis did not support the Confederacy’s position on slavery and states’ rights. After the war, she completed her husband’s memoir and wrote articles and a column for the New York World.

Written on a 3 ¾” x 5 5/8” sheet of stationery edged in mourning black. Her husband, Jefferson Davis, died two years previously, in 1889, and by 1891, four of their six children had died. Item #A01276

Condition: Fold line, mounting remnants on verso, otherwise very good condition with a neat, bold signature.