Constitution for the provisional government of the Confederate States of America

Constitution for the provisional government of the Confederate States of America

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Confederate States of America. Constitutional Convention. (1861)
Title: Constitution for the provisional government of the Confederate States of America
Dates: 1883
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 oversized folder C)
Coll. Number: ms2678

Biographical/Historical Note

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)


Scope and Content Note

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.


Index Terms

Confederate States of America--Politics and government.
Confederate States of America. -- Constitution
Confederate States of America. Constitutional Convention. (1861)
Constitutions.
Copies (document genres).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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 Material

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Confederate States of America constitution, 1861 March 11.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
OS Folder
1CProvincial Government Constitution of C.S.A., 1883