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Lot 554

Autograph Album of CSA Congress, incl. Cherokee and Choctaw Delegates

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Civil War era Autograph Album containing signatures of approximately 97 members of the First Confederate States Congress, which met from Feb. 18, 1862 to Feb. 17, 1864, the first two years of Jefferson Davis's presidency, at the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond. The signatures include President Pro Tempore R.M.T. Hunter and speaker Thomas S. Bocock but lack Jefferson Davis and Alexander Stephens. All states are represented including both of the Senators from Florida, Mississippi, and Tennessee and every representative from Arkansas, South Carolina and Texas, plus Cherokee Nation delegate Elias Cornelius Boudinot and Choctaw Nation delegate Robert McDonald Jones. Leather boards with gilt lettering and gilt edged pages. 6 3/4" x 4 1/8".


Foxing and toning to pages, partial cracking to spine along front cover, some signatures faded, stain across G.A Henry of Tennessee's name, overall good condition.

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Private Southern Collection, acquired from Memphis collector John Montague circa 1990. By oral history the signatures were collected by an Alabama Confederate congressman's daughter who visited Richmond.