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Tennessee | Millard Fillmore’s copy of The New Constitution of the State of Tennessee

Tennessee | Millard Fillmore’s copy of The New Constitution of the State of Tennessee

Tennessee | Millard Fillmore’s copy of The New Constitution of the State of Tennessee

Tennessee

The New Constitution of the State of Tennessee, as revised by the Convention of Delegates, Assembled in Nashville, January 10, 1870; Submitted to the People for their Ratification or Rejection: Election, March 26, 1870. Nashville: Jones, Purvis & Co., Printers to the State, 1870


8vo (220 x 141 mm). Original printed orange wrappers; chips to spine and edges, old unobtrusive repair to rear wrapper, a few small dampstains. Housed in a blue cloth slipcase with folding chemise. 


President Millard Fillmore’s copy, signed and dated March 24, 1870 on the front wrapper. A Reconstruction era constitution prohibiting slavery, and also miscegenation. 


REFERENCE:

Eberstadt 166:160 (this copy); not in Sabin


PROVENANCE:

Millard Fillmore (signature to wrappers)

Condition as described in catalogue entry.


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