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Constitution for the new state of Alabama...



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September 18, 1819

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, A consecutive pair of issues dated Sept. 18 and 25, 1819  Typically, prior to formally becoming a state of the union a territorial government needs to create and approve a Constitution that would not be in conflict with the federal Constitution.
Printed in these two issues in its entirety is the "Constitution of the State of Alabama, Adopted Aug. 2, 1819" with this text taking 4 full pages of the Sept. 18 issue and the first five pages of the Sept. 25 issue. Included also is the list of members of the convention.  A few months later Alabama would be accepted into the union.
You get both issues, each complete in 16 pages 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, with scattered foxing, nice condition.

As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War