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A flying rumour for Jeff. Davis' 'private-ear.'
Patriotic envelope collection. Series I: Civil War envelopes, 1861-1865.
Upham, Samuel C. (Samuel Curtis), 1819-1885
New-York Historical Society
Pictorial Envelope: 1 envelope; 3 x 5 1/2 in. Ship flying the American flag at sea. White envelope with blue ink. Image on left side. Printed above image: 'A flying rumor for Jeff. Davis' / 'Private-ear.' Printed below image: 'The opening of the ports on the rebel / coast. / S. C. Upham, 310 Chestnut St.'
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889Warships--Confederate States of America
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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. About the Creator: Samuel Curtis Upham (February 1819-1885) was a small producer of stationery and toiletry supplies in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is widely known for having printed tens of thousands of pieces of Confederate currency during the American Civil War, yet he likely had little or no intention of defrauding the Confederate authorities. He estimated that he sold approximately $50,000 of counterfeit money, actions which he attributed to having helped the Union war effort.