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Davis, Jefferson to Frank H. Alfriend

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05344.04 Author/Creator: Davis, Jefferson Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph note Date: no date Pagination: 1 p. ; 7 x 13.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Informing Alfriend that Davis will come to see him tonight or tomorrow.

Full Transcript: Will come in if I can, but if not to-morrow will next day - Yours Jeffer Davis To F. H. Alfriend [Includes clip of autograph]: Jeffer Davis


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Confederate General or LeaderLiterature and Language Arts

Sub Era: Reconstruction

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