Making Our Nation: Constitutions and Related Documents. Sold to Benefit the Dorothy Tapper Goldman Foundation. Part 2

Making Our Nation: Constitutions and Related Documents. Sold to Benefit the Dorothy Tapper Goldman Foundation. Part 2

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Montana | The second attempt at the Montana State Constitution

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Montana

Constitution of the State of Montana as adopted by the Constitutional Convention of the Territory of Montana, at the session thereof Begun Monday, January 14, A.D. 1884, and Concluded Saturday, February 9, A.D. 1884, to which is appended An Address to the Electors of the Territory of Montana prepared by Direction of the Convention. Helena: Fish Brothers, Printers and Binders, 1884


8vo (190 x 135 mm). Stab-sewn in self-wrappers, title-page; dampstaining to title and last leaf, overall toned. In a red quarter morocco slipcase, with folding chemise.


An early printing of the second attempt at a state constitution for Montana. The first constitution was drafted at the 1866 Constitutional Convention, but the document was lost en route to the printer and was never subject to a vote. The 1884 constitution printed in the present document was ratified, but Congress did not admit Montana to the Union. It was not until 1889 that Montana achieved statehood, with a third constitution.