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    Jefferson Davis - Alexander Stephens Virginia Ballot 3 3/4" x 6 1/4" ballot printed on light blue paper headed Election, Wednesday, November 6th, 1861. Though inaugurated in February 1861, Davis was considered the "Provisional" President. He did not become "official" until this November election ratified the choice. Despite running unopposed, many citizens went to the polls to "select" their first Confederate president. This ballot is in excellent condition and has the autograph of the voter, Samuel Blunt, on the verso. A wonderful rarity.

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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