ALS from Jefferson Davis, two pages, 5.25 x 8.25, September 1, 1876. Addressed from Kensington, England, a handwritten letter to J. H. Oglesby, in part: “I supposed you had received my London address at Liverpool when you landed there, and anxiously await your coming to London as I required assistance in the difficult and not hopeful task which I had undertaken in the interest of our house. From Mr. Kennedy I the other day learned your address, and in answer to enquiries from Mr. Cropley have sent to him. I expect Mr. Kennedy here on Saturday or Sunday next and Mr. Cropley he’s written to me that he will be here early next week, and try to convene a meeting for the consideration of our society’s affairs. Mr. Cropley’s letters came to hand this morning, and I write at once to you with the hope that you will be able at once to come over, and join Mr. Kennedy and myself in the effort to reorganize the society here. I know it will be inconvenient to you to come, but I rely upon your zeal for the interests of our section, and may I not say on your willingness to oblige me personally. I have had a dreary and trying labor among the wreck of the Parent Society.” In very good to fine condition, with light creasing, and a tear to the last page passing through the final paragraph, but not affecting the signature.
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