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Confederate States of America Provisional and Permanent Constitutions, Together with the Acts and Resolutions of the First Session of the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08495 Author/Creator: Confederate States of America Place Written: Montgomery, Alabama Type: Pamphlet Date: 1861 Pagination: 1 v. : 160 p. ; 22.4 x 14.2 cm.

Printed and bound by Shorter & Reid. Pages 3-31 contains the Constitution of the Provisional Government of the Confederate States of America, divided into 7 articles. Pages 32-139 contains Acts and Resolutions of the First Session of the Provisional Congress, divided into 101 acts and resolutions. Index on pages 141-160.

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