Little Rock: Albert Pike, 1836. 52pp. Antique style half calf and marbled boards, leather label. Top portion of titlepage and first leaf repaired with later paper. Some light foxing. Very good. Item #WRCAM51434
The proceedings of the first Arkansas constitutional convention, which met during the month of January, 1836. There was some controversy about admitting another pro- slavery state, due to tensions between North and South over the Missouri Compromise, but, in the end, President Andrew Jackson admitted Arkansas as the twenty-fifth state in June of that year. The constitution passed by this convention held until Arkansas seceded in 1861, at which time it was replaced by a similar pro-Confederate version. A true revision did not take place until after the Civil War ended. ALLEN, ARKANSAS IMPRINTS, 40.