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Confederate States of America. Congress Constitution of the Provisional Government of the Confederate States of America

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02691.05 Author/Creator: Confederate States of America. Congress Place Written: Montgomery, Alabama Type: Pamphlet Date: 1861 Pagination: 1 v. : 14 p. ; 24.5 x 16 cm.

Printed by Shorter & Reid in the first capital of the Confederate States, Montgomery, Alabama. Divided into 5 articles. Pages not cut.

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