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Document Details


Title: Letter from Jefferson Finis Davis, May 17, 1861
Document type: Letter
Accessibility: Paid Only
Repository: Alexander Street Press
Collection: The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries (Subscription only)
URL: http://www.alexanderstreet4.com/cgi-bin/asp/cwld/documentidx.pl?aspdocid=S1548-D031
Original Language: English
Time span: 1861
Speaker: Davis, Jefferson Finis, 1808-1889
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 03-Jun-1808
Speaker place of birth: Todd County, KY; Kentucky; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Head of state; Military personnel; U.S. Representative; U.S. Senator
Age at speaking: 53
Document location: Montgomery, AL
Document date: 17-May-1861
Locations discussed: Alabama; Montgomery, AL; North America; Richmond, VA; United States; Virginia
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Alabama; Montgomery, AL; North America; Richmond, VA; United States; Virginia
Topics discussed - Other terms: Confederate constitution; National government; Politics; Presidential vetoes
ASP release: 2006-01
Document code: S1548-D031-2108