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JEFFERSON DAVISRare war-date partly-printed D.S. "Jefferson Davis", 1p. folio, Richmond, Aug. 20, 1861, an appointment of Oliver S. Dewey to serve as "Collector of the Customs" at Ocracoke, N/C. Signed by Davis at bottom, also signed by Secretary of State ROBERT M. T. HUNTER. In rough shape: multiple ink stains, a few of which affect about 20% of Davis' signature, damp stains, docketing, and some foxing at left. Nevertheless, a rare document, estimated accordingly.
Estimate $ 800-1,000

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