Constitution of the Confederate States (Little Books of Wisdom)

Constitution of the Confederate States (Little Books of Wisdom)

Ratings : 4/5 from 1191 reviews
Publisher : Applewood Books
ISBN : 1557091781
Release Date :

Examined by :

Apr, 20 2018

Product Description

The Confederate States adopted their Permanent Constitution on March 11, 1861. The original document consisted of five vellum sheets 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.