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    First Confederate Congress Autograph Book With 135 Signatures, over 100 pages, 8" x 6.5", with gold tooled leather cover. This excessively rare and nearly complete collection of Confederate political autographs was probably compiled by a Miss Clara M. Cannon of Torrey Creek, South Carolina. Her name appears twice within the book, both in pencil and in pen. Given the death dates of some of the signatories, this collection must have been assembled between February 18 and October 13, 1862. The book has three distinct sections: The first consists of Confederate senators' autographs; the second is devoted to Confederate representatives' autographs and is collected alphabetically by state. Included are Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia; the third contains signatures of Confederate politicians, cabinet members and functionaries. Among these are Jefferson Davis, Judah P. Benjamin, George W. Randolph, Stephen Mallory and Samuel Cooper. (Alexander Stephens is not included.) Covers worn and binding somewhat loose. Light aging and internally fine.

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