Letter from Jefferson Davis at Beauvoir (Biloxi, Miss.) to Dr. W. H. Sanders , May 23, 1888 [Digital Version]

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Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889, Letter from Jefferson Davis at Beauvoir (Biloxi, Miss.) to Dr. W. H. Sanders , May 23, 1888 (May 23, 1888)

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Title: Letter from Jefferson Davis at Beauvoir (Biloxi, Miss.) to Dr. W. H. Sanders , May 23, 1888 [Digital Version]
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Author: Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
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Publication date: 2010-06-07
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Description: 2 handwritten pages on one leaf
Source(s): Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889, Letter from Jefferson Davis at Beauvoir (Biloxi, Miss.) to Dr. W. H. Sanders , May 23, 1888 (May 23, 1888)
Source Identifier: Jefferson Davis letters, 1846-1888, MS 5, Box 1 folder 11, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University
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Languages used in the text: English
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Keywords: Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus
  • Correspondence
Keywords: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889--Correspondence
  • Sanders, W. H.
  • United States--History--1865-1898
  • Medical College of Alabama (Mobile, Ala.)
Keywords: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
  • United States (nation)
  • Mississippi (state)


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Beauvoir MissiMississippi


W. H. Sanders M. D.

My dear Sir,

Your'sRegularized:Yours of the 19th
InstInstant has been received. I have
regarded your invitation to attend
the commencement of the Medical
College at Mobile as a prior en-
gagement
Regularized:engagement
, and confidently expected
to be with you on that occasion,
but I am suffering from an acute
catarrhal cold and a distressing
cough so that I dare not now
promise to be present on the 28th
Inst.Instant if I should be well enough
on the morning of that Day I pro
pose
Regularized:propose
to leave here at 11 a. m. so
as to reach Mobile in full time


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for your commencement meeting.
Please accept my grateful
acknowledgement for the very kind
terms of your invitation in which
acknowledgment my wife &
Daughter cordially write.

Very respectfully and truly
yours.
Jefferson Davis



Rice University
Date: 2010-06-07
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