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Jefferson Davis selected as Provisional President of the Confederate States

Jefferson Finis Davis, detail
02/09/1861
The Constitution of the Confederate States having been unanimously adopted in the Provisional Congress the day before, the body elected Jefferson Davis of Mississippi the Provisional President of the Confederate States of America. Alexander Hamilton Stephens of Georgia was elected as Provisional Vice-President. Both votes were unanimous. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Journal of the Congress of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1865, Volume 1 (Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1904), 40.

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