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A grave wish.
Patriotic envelope collection. Series I: Civil War envelopes, 1861-1865.
Magee, James, -1867?
New-York Historical Society
Pictorial Envelope: 1 envelope; 3 x 5 1/4 in. Headstone labeled 'JEFF. DAVIS / ALONE.' White envelope with blue ink. Image on left. Printed above image: 'A GRAVE WISH.' Printed below image: 'Jeff Davis, after taking Dr. Scott's / Union Pills, is gratified in the grave / wish of being let alone.'
Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
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Winfield Scott (June 13, 1786 - May 29, 1866) served as a General in the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, and the American Civil War on the Union side. A member of the Whig party, he ran an unsuccessful campaign for as the Whig nominee for President of the United States in 1852. 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. About the Creator: Magee was likely James Magee, a seller of stationery and envelopes at 316 Chestnut Street, and living at 750 Florida Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the American Civil War.