Seddon, James A. (1815-1880) to Edward R. Archer
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01896.063 Author/Creator: Seddon, James A. (1815-1880) Place Written: Richmond, Virginia Type: Letter signed Date: 26 September 1863 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 20 x 13 cm. Order a Copy
Letter of transit written for Archer granting him permission to sail from any Confederate port to Europe. Written on offical paper with "Confederate States of America, War Department" letterhead. Seddon was Confederate secretary of war. On the attached integral leaf is an autograph endorsement signed by William Henry Chase Whiting (1824-1865), a Confederate major general who, at the time, was in charge of keeping open the port of Wilmington, North Carolina.
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