Nashville, Tenn. J.O. Griffith & Co., Public Printers, 1861. viii, (3)-103pp [as issued]. Later cloth, institutional bookplate on front pastedown, light rubberstamp on blank portion of title page. Else Very Good.
This Confederate Imprint leads with Governor Isham Harris's Message of April 25, 1861, two weeks after Sumter's surrender, replete with accusations of Northern tyranny, usurpation, and coercion. Even restored, the Union will cease to be a confederation of free and independent States. "It will become a consolidated, centralized government, without liberty or equality, in which some will reign and others serve..." He recommends that Tennessee adopt an Ordinance of Secession and join the rebel government.
This document prints the Ordinance of Secession and Tennessee's Declaration of Independence, and formal documentation tying Tennessee to the Confederacy. Also included are Acts reorganizing the State government in view of its transfer of allegiance.
Parrish & Willingham 4128. Allen 5346. Item #37688