Lot #234
Jefferson Davis Signature

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Estimate: $400+


Ink signature, "Jeffer. Davis, U.S.S.,” on an off-white 3 x .75 slip affixed to a slightly larger card. In very good to fine condition, with an old tear touching the top of Davis' first name.

Davis served as a Mississippi senator on two separate occasions: from August 10, 1847 — September 23, 1851, and from March 4, 1857 — January 21, 1861. With war looming and Mississippi adopting an ordinance of secession on January 9, 1861, Davis resigned from the Senate, a moment he deemed 'the saddest day of my life.'

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Featuring Art and Literature
  • Dates: #645 - Ended October 12, 2022

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