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The Confederate Constitution in this pro-South newspaper...



Item # 666463

March 28, 1861

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, March 28, 1861 

* Confederate Constitution
* Pro-South publication


This issue has some nice items from just before the outbreak of the Civil War including ftpg: "Veto of President Davis" "Presidential Appointments" "Sad State of Things at Washington" "The Hour of our Trouble is Upon us in all its Fearful Proportions" "Affairs at Charleston" and other items.
But certainly the most significant item is the complete printing of the: "Constitution of the Confederate States of America" which takes almost all of page 3.  And on page 5 is an editorial titled: "Constitution of the Confederate States of America" which takes over half a column.
Very historic and significant content to have in this unusual pro-South newspaper from the North. Eight pages, a bit of light foxing, nice condition.

Described as "The Hottest Rebel Sheet to be found in the North or the South", this newspaper opposed the war and attracted the hatred of the Republicans and the Lincoln administration. It insisted that slavery could not be prohibited by law. So obnoxious was this paper to Unionists that it was denied circulation in some cities. In 1863 the press was raided by a hateful mob.

Category: Confederate