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The Constitution of the Confederate States

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The Confederate States adopted their Permanent Constitution on March 11, 1861. The original document consisted of five vellum sheest pasted together to form a scroll over twelve feet long. The original document, along with many other documents of the Confederacy, was found at a train station in 1865 by a war-time correspondent, Felix DeFontaine. In 1883, he sold the manuscript to Mrs. George Wymberley Jones DeRenne. In 1939, the DeRenne family sold the document to the University...

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Overview

The Confederate States adopted their Permanent Constitution on March 11, 1861. The original document consisted of five vellum sheest pasted together to form a scroll over twelve feet long. The original document, along with many other documents of the Confederacy, was found at a train station in 1865 by a war-time correspondent, Felix DeFontaine. In 1883, he sold the manuscript to Mrs. George Wymberley Jones DeRenne. In 1939, the DeRenne family sold the document to the University of Georgia, where it now resides.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557091789
  • Publisher: Applewood Books
  • Publication date: 7/28/2005
  • Series: Little Books of Wisdom Series
  • Pages: 36
  • Sales rank: 543,807
  • Product dimensions: 4.25 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Rhett is often referred to as the "Father of Secession." From South Carolina, he was appointed Chairman of the Confederate Consitution Committee (Permanent Version).

One of the two Alabama framers of the Confederate Constitution.

One of the two Alabama framers of the Confederate Constitution.

One of the two Florida framers of the Confederate Constitution.

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The Confederate States adopted their Permanent Constitution on March 11, 1861. The original document was found at a train station in 1865 by a war-time correspondent. It was sold to the University of Georgia, where it now resides.

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