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Mississippi. Convention (1861) Journal of the state convention, and ordinances and resolutions adopted in March, 1861.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05209 Author/Creator: Mississippi. Convention (1861) Place Written: Jackson, Mississippi Type: Pamphlet Date: 1861 Pagination: 104 p. ; 21.5 x 13.5 cm.

Mississippi secession convention proceedings. Includes text of the constitution of the Confederate States and the constitution of the state of Mississippi. Original pink wrapper. Published by order of the convention. Printed by E. Barksdale.

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