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Fundraising Letter (Jefferson Davis) – Nov. 17, 1869 – New Orleans, LA

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Fundraising Letter (Jefferson Davis) – Nov. 17, 1869 – New Orleans, LA
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Jefferson Davis
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Civil War
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North America -- Louisiana -- New Orleans
North America -- United States of America -- Florida
North America -- United States of America -- Tennessee
North America -- United States of America

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New Orleans, Nov. 17t, 1869.


Sir:
JEFFERSON DAVIS has returned to this country in search of employment to
support himself and family. Deprived, since the war, of the opportunity to save anything
from the wreck of his former fortune or to build up a new one, advanced in life, with a
family to maintain, and without professional training...his case appeals largely to our
consideration.
Mr. Davis was, for many years, a successful Cotton planter; and we desire to
place him again in a position where his experience as a planter can avail him.
To accomplish this object without the publicity attendant on meetings and
newspaper articles, we invite the co-operation or prominent gentlemen, like yourself, at
the different centres of Southern population.
Any moneys obtained by our efforts for this Davis Fund will be placed in the
hands of PAYNE, HUNTINGTON & CO., of this city... long the personal friends and
business agents of Mr. Davis...to be used in the purchase of an estate, where Mr. Davis
can reside and support his family in moderate comfort.
We hope to have this fund at the furthest by 1st, January, 1870.
A. R. Rother,
J.U. Payne,
Wirt Adame,
Thos. H. Hunt,
R.L. Gibson,
R. Taylor,
D.F. Kenner,
Chas. M. Conrad,
Braxton Bragg.

Our idea is to place him above want, that the balance of his life may be devoted to a
vindication of our cause.
Braxton Bragg


Transcribed by Christopher A. Baker, University of Florida, 2008.




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New Orleans, Nov. 17th, 1869. Sir: JEFFERSON DAVIS has returned to this country in search of employment to support himself and family. Deprived, since th e war, of the opportunity to save anything from the wreck of his former fortune or to build up a new one, advanced in life, with a family to maintain, and without professi onal traininghis case appeals largely to our consideration. Mr. Davis was, for many years, a succe ssful Cotton planter; and we desire to place him again in a position where his experience as a planter can avail him. To accomplish this object without the publicity attendant on meetings and newspaper articles, we invite the co-operati on or prominent gentlemen, like yourself, at the different centres of Southern population. Any moneys obtained by our efforts for this Davis Fund will be placed in the hands of PAYNE, HUNTINGTON & CO., of th is citylong the pe rsonal friends and business agents of Mr. Davisto be used in the purchase of an estate, where Mr. Davis can reside and support his family in moderate comfort. We hope to have this fund at the furthest by 1st, January, 1870. A. R. Rother, J.U. Payne, Wirt Adame, Thos. H. Hunt, R.L. Gibson, R. Taylor, D.F. Kenner, Chas. M. Conrad, Braxton Bragg. Our idea is to place him above want, that th e balance of his life may be devoted to a vindication of our cause. Braxton Bragg Transcribed by Christopher A. Baker, University of Florida, 2008.