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Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) Speech of the Hon. Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi, delivered in the United States Senate, on the 10th day of January, 1861, upon the message of the President of the United States, on the condition of things in South Carolina.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08479 Author/Creator: Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) Place Written: Baltimore, Maryland Type: Pamphlet Date: circa 1861 Pagination: 16 p. ; 21.8 x 14.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Speaking a few weeks after South Carolina seceded and a month before he would be elected of the Confederacy, Davis argues that the Union cannot be maintained by force. Printed by John Murphy & Co.

Background Information:

People: Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: African American HistorySlaveryCongressGovernment and CivicsConfederate General or LeaderConfederate States of AmericaSecession

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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