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Friday, February 09, 2018

Make America Confederate Again!

Journal of the Congress of the Confederate States of America, February 9, 1861:

The Congress then proceeded to the election of a President and a Vice-President for the Provisional Government.

Mr. Curry moved that two tellers be appointed to conduct said election; which was agreed to.

Whereupon, the President appointed Mr. Curry and Mr. Miles as tellers.

The vote being taken by States for President, the Hon. Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi, received all the votes cast, being 6, and was duly declared unanimously elected President of the Provisional Government.

On motion of Mr. Toombs, a committee of three was appointed to inform Mr. Davis of his election.

No mention of slavery in this day's journal entry, so I guess it was just all about tariffs!

ntodd

February 9, 2018 in Constitution, Schmonstitution | Permalink

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