|Creator:||Confederate States of America. Constitutional Convention. (1861)|
|Title:||Constitution for the provisional government of the Confederate States of America|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 oversized folder C)|
The Congress of Delegates from the seceding Southern States convened at Montgomery, Alabama, on February 4, 1861. They quickly adopted a Provisional Constitution, and in less than a month, devised and approved a permanent Constitution, which was adopted March 11, 1861. The original Provisional Constitution is now in the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia. The manuscript copy of the Permanent Constitution was sold to Mrs. George Wymberley Jones DeRenne on July 4, 1883. The University of Georgia purchased the Constitution from the DeRenne family in 1939. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library - University of Georgia http://www.libs.uga.edu/hargrett/index.shtml (Retrieved January 20, 2010)
The collection consists of a printed copy of the Provisional Constitution of the Confederate States of America. The last page has "Copyrighted 1883 by Joseph Laing, NY" printed on it.
Constitution for the provisional government of the Confederate States of America, 1883. MS 2678. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Confederate States of America constitution, 1861 March 11.