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    1861 Confederate Election Proclamation, 17" x 13.75". This proclamation by Texas Governor Edward Clark (1815-1880) announced that an "Act of the Congress of the Confederate States" called for an election on Wednesday, November 6, 1861, to determine "electors for President and Vice-President of the Confederate States of America; also for the election of members of the House of Representatives in the Congress of the Confederate States, under the permanent Constitution." Texas seceded from the Union and joined the Confederacy on February 1, 1861, two months before the beginning of the Civil War. Lieutenant Governor Edward Clark became governor after Sam Houston refused to take an oath of allegiance to the Confederacy. In near fine condition with a tiny separation at the horizontal center fold, and minor chipping along the right margin.

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    December, 2007
    1st-3rd Saturday-Monday
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