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BRIGADIER GENERAL ROBERT A. TOOMBS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/24/1877 - HFSID 22191

ROBERT TOOMBS Signed autograph letter to a legal colleague (1877), concerning material inadvertently left out of an agreement Autograph Letter signed: "R. Toombs", 2 pages, 5¾x9¼ (integral leaf) with 2½ cut from lower edge of page 2. Washington, Georgia, 1877 February 24.

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ROBERT TOOMBS
Signed autograph letter to a legal colleague (1877), concerning material inadvertently left out of an agreement
Autograph Letter signed: "R. Toombs", 2 pages, 5¾x9¼ (integral leaf) with 2½ cut from lower edge of page 2. Washington, Georgia, 1877 February 24. To Frank Miller, Augusta, Georgia. In part: "There was a note of Duncan DuBose which was part of our agreement left out of it no doubt by accident that was transferred to Heard. A list of the titles that is in dispute on the same grounds as the Lane note with Heard & is now pending in the Federal Court. I have made an addition & retain it for this side of the agreement. You will doubtless remember it from the fact that I told you he was insolvent, not worth the homestead, but his wife has property from her grandfather's estate & I thought I would get her to make a certification that his brother and sisters were to be beneficiaries of it. Without such certification I consider it unwritten, yet I am writing to Maj. Branch for his share of what I get if [illegible phrase] leaving the note from Heard." One of the greatest orators of his time, Robert A. Toombs (1810-1885) represented Georgia in the House (1845-1853) and the Senate (1853-1861). Originally a Whig, Toombs took generally moderate and conciliatory approaches during the mounting sectional strife of the 1850s, but he strongly supported secession after Lincoln's election. Toombs served as the Confederacy's first Secretary of State for only a few months in 1861. Then he served simultaneously in the Confederate Congress and as a military commander, serving during the Seven Days' battles and on through to the Battle of Antietam, where he was wounded. Having aspired to the Confederate Presidency himself, Toombs was a constant critic of Jefferson Davis. He returned to the US in 1867 after two years in exile. Refusing to request a pardon, Toombs never regained his US citizen, but he did rebuild a lucrative legal practice. Multiple vertical and horizontal fold creases with wear notches at top edges of each. Soiled and toned.

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