ELECTION BALLOT. For President, Jefferson Davis of Mississippi. For Vice-President, Alex. H. Stephens, of Georgia.; Virginia Electorial Ticket, for the State at Large.

(n. p.): [1861]. 1st printing (presumed). Single sheet leaflet of flimsy blue paper, printed recto only. 27 lines of printed text, with the bottom 16 listing candidates for the divers state districts. 5-1/16" x 4-1/16". Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Upper left tip lacking. Small stain to center of ballot. A faintly penciled name, "Hugh Kev (?)" Very Good. Item #46826

Davis was inaugurated as President of the Confederacy February 18, 1861, with Alexander H. Stephens chosen as his Vice President.

A rare bit of ephemera documenting the 4 year succession attempt by the southern states.

Price: $750.00

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