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Letter to George Wallace Jones [manuscript] 1876 Feb. 23.

Davis, Jefferson; Davis, Varina
Davis says that he is glad "to have your approval of my course in replying to the falsehoods of [James G.] Blaine ... Our representatives have so long been silent under the slanders against the South that it has come to be regarded as an extraordinary thing for one to offer the truth in vindication of the conduct, and character of his constituents." Davis states that such silence "has probably served to delude the Northern masses and nourish their prejudice against us." He mentions the upcoming presidential election and closes by saying the situation "seems to me much like the case presented by Dr. Franklin in his story of the boy and the whistle."
  • Forms part of the Timothy H. Bakken Collection.
  • In the hand of and signed "Jefferson Davis" by Varina Howell Davis.
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SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Coles-Special Collections Fund, 2013/2014
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Secretary of War, U.S. Senator, President, Confederate States of America.
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