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ELECTION, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6th, 1861 - [Confederate Imprint]: Davis, Jefferso - 1861. [1223925]
[N.p., likely Richmond, 1861. Broadside, 6 1/4 x 4 inches. Light edge wear and minor spotting. Very good. A scarce Confederate election ticket for the state of Virginia. The handbill announces the candidacy of Jefferson Davis for president of the Confederate States, and Alexander Stephens for his vice president. It also announces John R. Edmunds of Halifax and A.T. Caperton of Monroe as electors for the state at large, and includes a list of sixteen additional electors for the various districts, along with the name of Roger A. Pryor for the Confederate Congress. Davis and Stephens won the election, as did Pryor, who served only three months in the first regular session of the Confederate House of Representatives before joining the 3rd Virginia Infantry as a colonel. This ticket is very likely a cast ballot, with a small validation pinhole in the center, the Congressional candidate overwritten in ink (casting a vote for William T. Joyner), and with a signature on the verso, a regular practice at the time to curb ballot stuffing, and usually indicating a cast ballot (though they are typically signed in ink). Parrish & Willingham locate only twelve examples of this scarce item. Not in Crandall. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 6038. JENKINS 100:253.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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