Franklin Pierce's letter to Jeff Davis

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    Letter from Franklin Pierce to Jefferson Davis, allegedly founded in Davis' personal library after the fall of Vicksburg. Letter dated January 6, 1860; published in the Concord (N.H.) Independent Democrat Sept. 17, 1863. "From this letter, can be seen the encouragement which the leaders of the Rebellion had from the acknowledged leaders of the Democratic Party at the North ... not a word of remonstrance against the conspiracy of Jeff Davis can be found in this letter of Franklin Pierce ... let this proof of Northern instigation to Southern treason be pondered well by all candid, right-minded men, and let them ask themselves, 'Can loyal, patriotic men consistently act with a party led and controlled by Franklin Pierce and his tools?'"
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