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ELECTION! PROCLAMATION, BY THE GOVERNOR OF TEXAS...THAT AN ELECTION BE HELD IN THE SEVERAL STATES OF THIS CONFEDERACY ON THE FIRST WEDNESDAY IN NOVEMBER, EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND SIXTY-ONE, FOR ELECTORS FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA...[caption title and portion of opening text]
Austin, 1861. Letterpress broadside, 17 x 14 inches. Professionally mounted on later paper. Old tape stains and repaired tears along center fold affecting parts of just a few letters. Minor offsetting in lower portion from being folded, original ink smear in first line of text. Very good. An exceedingly rare Confederate Texas broadside issued by Governor Edward Clark, scheduling elections for Confederate president and vice president, and the apportioning of the state of Texas for elections of Congressmen to the Confederate House of Representatives. Governor Clark divides the state of Texas into six districts, naming the counties included in each district. For example, the First District of Confederate Texas was comprised of forty-eight counties throughout the breadth of the middle-southern portion of the state, from Presidio in the west to Gulf Coast counties such as Calhoun County. Governor Clark schedules the elections for November 6, 1861. The election determined the eight electors for the Confederate presidential and vice presidential race, plus one representative from each of the six districts to the Confederate House. Further instructions define the procedures for conducting the elections and returning the results to the Secretary of State within four days. The Confederate Presidential Election of 1861 was the only Confederate presidential election ever held under the Permanent Constitution of the Confederate States of America, and the election was all but ceremonial. Jefferson Davis and Alexander Stephens, who had been voted into office provisionally in Februar … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company [United States]

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