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Smith, William Russell (1815-1896) The History and Debates of the Convention of the People of Alabama, Begun and held in the City of Montgomery, on the seventh Day of January, 1861; ....

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06158.07 Author/Creator: Smith, William Russell (1815-1896) Place Written: Atlanta, Georgia Type: Book Date: 1861 Pagination: 464 p. ; 23 x 16 cm.

Title continues, " ... in which is preserved the speeches of the secret sessions, and many valuable state papers." Includes Alabama's secession and ordinance of secession, its proposal reopening the African slave trade, sending troops to Florida, ratification of the Confederate Constitution, and the provisional and permanent government of the Confederate States. Compiled by William R. Smith, one of the delegates from Tuscaloosa. Printed in Montgomery by White, Pfister & Co., Tuscaloosa by D. Woodruff, and Atlanta by Wood, Hanleiter, Rice & Co.

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