Thursday, February 10, 2011

150-Years-Ago -- Davis and Stephens Elected President and Vice President

Jefferson Davis, elected first president
of the Confederate States of America.
 The New Orleans Daily True Delta
Alexander H. Stephens elected vice president
of the Confederate States of America.
February 10, 1861

   Montgomery, Feb. 9 -- The congress of seceded states, last night, unanimosly agreed to the constitution for a provisional government.
   A strong and vigorous government will go into immediate operation, with full powers and ample funds.
   No propositions for compromise or re-construction of the old federal Union will be intertained.
   The Congress will remain in secession to make all the necessary laws.
   Latest from Montgomery.
   Hon. Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi, has just been unanimously elected president of the Confederate States of North America. Hon. A.H.Stephens of Georgia, was elected vice-president by a similar vote.

   The Contemplated Attack on Fort Sumter.
   Washington, Feb. 8 - The impression in well-informed circles is, that the question of an attack on Fort Sumter will be deferred to the southern congress; meanwhile, the South Carolina authorities will intercept reinforcements, supplies and mail matter for Maj. Anderson.
                                                                   The Peace Congress.
   Nearly all the commissoners, including those from Massachusetts and New York, have arrived.

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