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To the People of Alabama: anti-secession document signed by Robert Jemison Jr. and thirty-two other members of Alabama's 1861 secession convention

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3788

Scope and Contents

Document to the people of Alabama from thirty-three men at the 1861 secession convention explaining why they did not sign the Ordinance of Secession. The document is signed in type by Robert Jemison Jr. and thirty-two others.

Dates

  • 1861

Creator

Physical Description

some erosion (taking about ten letters); matted, glazed, and framed

Biographical / Historical

Presented to the people of Alabama via newspapers, the document sought to explain to the public why the signers of the letter did not choose to sign the Ordinance of Secession. They wanted to make clear that their allegiance to the state while explaining their reservations about seceding from the Union. The letter was signed by Robert Jemison Jr. and thirty-two members of the 1861 secession convention.

Extent

1.2 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Document to the people of Alabama from thirty-three men at the 1861 secession convention explaining why they did not sign the Ordinance of Secession

Provenance

purchased from Bartleby's Books, 2014

Physical Description

some erosion (taking about ten letters); matted, glazed, and framed

General

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Processed by

Martha Bace, 2014

Creator

Source

Title
Guide to the "To the People of Alabama": anti-secession document signed by Robert Jemison Jr. and other members of Alabama's 1861 secession convention
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
June 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

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