An extremely uncommon civil appointment signed as Confederate President, one of just half a dozen documents we can find having reached the market in the last 40 years
Jefferson Davis became provisional president of the Confederate States of America in February 1861 and was inaugurated the following year in February 1862. Ahead of him, he had the monumental task of creating an entire government from the ground up. Along with military appointments, he had to assemble his entire administration and...
Jefferson Davis became provisional president of the Confederate States of America in February 1861 and was inaugurated the following year in February 1862. Ahead of him, he had the monumental task of creating an entire government from the ground up. Along with military appointments, he had to assemble his entire administration and cabinet.
John C. Nicoll was a prominent lawyer from Georgia. He served as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives, mayor of Savannah, and a United States federal judge, as well as district attorney for the Confederacy. This is his appointment by Jefferson Davis to be Attorney for the District of Georgia for the Confederate States of America, a position which he proudly held until his death in 1863.
Document signed, as President of the Confederate States of America, Richmond, September 18, 1862, appointing “John C. Nicoll Attorney for the District of Georgia.” Countersigned by Judah P. Benjamin, Confederate Secretary of State. The embossed Confederate government seal is present, as well as the publishing mark of Hoyer & Ludwig of Richmond, Virginia.
This is the first Davis appointment as CSA President we have ever carried. A search of public sale records shows in the past 30 years only two other such appointments have reached the market. An unusual and important document.
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