Original Blank Alabama Executive Appointment Document
Place Published: Montgomery
Date Published: 1860
Description: Scarce Montgomery, Alabama, Capital of the Confederacy, original Executive Appointment Document by Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America. Measures 10 x 16.25 inches. "Know ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the Integrity, Ability and Punctuality of ___________ I do appoint ___________ and do authorize and empower him to fulfill the duties of that Office, according to Law: AND TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said Office, with all the powers, privileges, and emoluments to the same of right appertaining unto him, the said ___________ until expiration of this Provisional Government. In testimony whereof, I have caused these Letters to be made Patent, and the Seal of the Confederate States to be hereunto affixed. Given under my hand, at the City of Montgomery, the ___________ day of ___________ in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty. BY THE PRESIDENT: ___________ Secretary of State ___________ . Accompanied by the original sky-blue official business envelope emblazoned with "Confederate States of America, PRESIDENTS OFFICE. (Official Business)." The document was folded to fit inside a small envelope. Very good condition; the envelope is near fine with faint adhesive remnants on the back.
Comments: The first Capital of the Confederacy was Montgomery, Alabama, lasting from February to May of 1861. Jefferson Davis agreed to move the Capital to Richmond, Virginia as a condition for Virginia's secession from the Union.Binding: unbound
Book ID: 224642