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Sale 2517 Lot 48
(CIVIL WAR--CONFEDERATE.) Stevens, J.R. A civilian letter expressing anti-Semitism toward the local shopkeepers. Autograph Letter Signed to Sallie Cocke of Chattanooga, TN. One page, 12 1/2 x 8 inches, with stamped and postmarked address panel on verso; moderate dampstaining and wear including clipped corners, partial separations at folds, and one short tape repair. Frostyside, near Rome, GA, 20 December 1862
Estimate $300 - 400
Describing the purchase of a pair of boots, the author complains: "You will doubtless be astonished at the price $15, but it is less than other houses are selling them. Some of our Christian Jews have the audacity to charge $12.00 for ladies' coarse pegged brogans. God only knows what our dear wives and daughters and sweet-hearts in the South are to do for shoes, if this iniquitous war lasts much longer."