Context

Context of Franklin Pierce's letter to Jeff. Davis. : Last July, soon after the fall of Vicksburg, the library of Jeff. Davis ... fell into the hands of the Union troops. In it was found a large collection of letters ... Among these was found one from Frankin [sic] Pierce, bearing date January 6, 1860. This came into the possession of Captain Gibbs, of the 15th Illinois Regiment, who transmitted a copy of it from Natchez to the editors of the Independent Democrat, Concord, N.H., in which paper it was published, September 17th, 1863. ... in December, that original was received ... To accompany the lithographic fac simile will be found below a correct copy of the original, printed in ordinary type. ..
Processing Feedback ...