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Confederates create their own Constitution...



Item # 652417

February 11, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 11, 1861 

* Confederate Constitution
* Jefferson Davis
 


The top of the front page has: "The Southern Confederacy" "Important Action of the Congress at Montgomery" "Adoption & Copy of the Constitution" "Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi, Elected President" "Alex. H. Stephens, of Georgia, Vice President" "Sketches of the Elect" "The African Slave Trade Not to be Reopened" "The Capital of the New Confederacy".
The text begins by noting: "The disunion of this great republic is now un falt acompli. The reality has at last burst suddenly upon the North that we are a divided people...On Saturday last, Feb. 9, 1861, six seceding States of the old Union organized an independent government, adopted a constitution, and elected a President and Vice President. These states passed their respective ordinances of dissolution as follows:..." and what follows is a charge of the seceding states with their dates of secession (see).
This is followed by text noting: "...appointed temporary chairman, the Divine blessing was involved by Rev. Dr. Basil Manly..." followed by the full--and lengthy--text of the blessing which was given at the Southern Constitutional Congress (see).
The last two columns of the ftpg. contain the full text of new Confederate Constitution including the Preamble. This historic text carries over to take more than two columns on the back page as well.
Complete in 8 pages, some dirtiness to the ftpg., generally nice.

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