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Author Virginia. Constitutional Convention (1864)

Title Constitution of the State of Virginia, and the ordinances adopted by the Convention which assembled at Alexandria, on the 13th day of February, 1864
Published Alexandria : D. Turner, Printer to the State, 1864


Description 1 online resource (31 pages)
Summary This 1864 version of the Virginia State Constitution was passed by the Unionist government of the state of Virginia (Alexandria government), in exile during the Civil War. This constitution officially abolished slavery in the state, although voting was still limited to white men. An official repudiation of the Confederate government, and barring of any Confederate official from public office, was also included
Notes Le Roy G. Edwards, president of the Convention
The Convention, which adjourned April 11, 1864, consisted of seventeen delegates, representing but few counties of the state. This constitution, adopted in convention April 7, was not submitted to the people for their ratification. See Brenaman, History of Virginia conventions, 1902, page [70]
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Subject Constitutional history -- Virginia
Constitutional history
Politics and government
Virginia -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865.
Virginia -- Constitution
Genre/Form constitutions.
Form Electronic book
Author Edwards, Le Roy G