Free frank "Franklin Pierce" as President
on legal-size cover addressed in his hand to Pierce Butler "For Miss Fanny Butler"
in Philadelphia, "Washington City D.C. Oct. 29, 1856" circular datestamp, minor soiling at left, Very Fine, this cover is addressed to the anti-slavery wife of wealthy slave owner Pierce Butler, Fanny Butler published Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation,
described as "the closest, most-detailed look at plantation slavery ever recorded by a white northern abolitionist" (see www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p1569.html ), Butler and his wife Fanny divorced in 1849, this communication from President Pierce must have reached her thru her ex-husband, ex Historical Society of Pennsylvania
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