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Confederate states elected their President & Vice President... Their Constitutional Convention...



Item # 615837

February 10, 1861

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 10, 1861 

* Jefferson Davis elected Confederate president
* Constitutional Convention of the Confederacy
* Pre Civil War tensions brewing


This issue has a wealth of significant content on the creation of the Confederacy, with front page heads including: "Important From the South" "The Southern Congress at Montgomery, Alabama" "Adoption of A Constitution" "The Executive Officers of the New Republic" "Jefferson Davis or Mississippi, President" "Alexander H. Stephens, of Georgia, Vice President" and more.
The front page has some subheads which include: "The Constitution of the Southern Confederacy" which gives some highlights from their constitutional convention, including the text of the Preamble, and also noting differences from the northern Constitution as they relate to slavery (see). Also: "The Election of President and Vice President" gives the text of the proceedings from Montgomery which includes: "...Honorable Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi, was then elected President, and Honorable Alexander H. Stephens, of Georgia, Vice President of the Southern confederacy. The vote was unanimous...".
Within the text from the constitutional convention is a resolve to open discussions with prayer, noting:: "...the reverend clergy of this city be and they are hereby invited to open the sessions of this convention with prayer, and that a committee of three be selected from the Alabama Convention to extend to them this invitation and to arrange with them for the performance of the service. Adopted....".
Eight pages, bit of fold foxing, nice condition.

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