Monday, January 10, 2011

Zebulon B. Vance Postal Cover 27 December 1860

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This cover carried a December 27, 1860 letter to Walter Waighstill Lenoir. It was from his friend and classmate at the University of North Carolina, and then congressman from North Carolina, Zebulon Baird Vance. The cover was free franked with his signature. The contents describe the efforts of the moderate members of Congress to form a Middle Confederacy for the purpose of keeping the two extremes separate and from fighting each other.

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