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Cobb, Howell (1815-1868) Constitution of the Confederate States of America

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00759 Author/Creator: Cobb, Howell (1815-1868) Place Written: Montgomery, Alabama Type: Book signed Date: 11 March 1861 Pagination: 22 p. 20 x 13 cm

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00759 Author/Creator: Cobb, Howell (1815-1868) Place Written: Montgomery, Alabama Type: Book signed Date: 11 March 1861 Pagination: 22 p. 20 x 13 cm

First printing, signed by Howell Cobb, President of the Constitutional Congress at end. Parrish & Willingham 8 is a variant with space for signing by Cobb, for private distribution (cf. Parrish 1)

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