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Blood money; or how Southern rebels encourage piracy.
Patriotic envelope collection. Series I: Civil War envelopes, 1861-1865.
New-York Historical Society
Pictorial Envelope: 1 envelope; 3 x 5 1/2 in. Jefferson Davis, seated, is approached by Confederate soldiers with a Union prisoner and a corpse wrapped in the American flag. White envelope with colored ink. Image on left (vertical orientation). Printed above image: 'BLOOD MONEY; OR HOW SOUTHERN REBELS ENCOURAGE PIRACY.' Printed below image: 'First Pirate to Fedd. Davis - 'We want our $25 for this live Northerner.' / Second Pirate to ' - ' Yes and I want $29 for this dead one.' Printed vertically at left of image: 'SOUTHERN BOUNTY.'
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889Flags--Confederate States of AmericaPrivateeringSoldiers
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Jefferson Davis (June 3, 1808 - December 6, 1889) was the first and only President of the Confederate States of America. He led the Confederate army and navy during the American Civil War.