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VARINA DAVIS (1826-1906)
VARINA DAVIS (1826-1906) 
Wife of Confederate President Jefferson Davis

Wife of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, First Lady of the Confederate States of America. She greatly aided President Davis during his term, and later helped him write his memoirs. Charming letter written and signed by Varina Davis in 1904 to Colonel L. P. Yerger of Mississippi, concerning all sort of personal affairs and her own opinions and observations, including her troubles with "the whole race of pepper and mustard under the guise of Reporters..." Especially interesting are her comments regarding the "War in Manchuria," referring to the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905. She writes, "I do not love either side, but it is a weak power struggling against a powerful and unscrupulous adversary and I hope the Righteous God of Battles will help the worthy helpless ones." One back page smudged but legible, otherwise very good and with the original envelope. Signed "V. Jefferson Davis." $560.00


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