rch 11, prepared the permanent Constitution, which was submitted to and ratified by the people of the respective states.
Of this Constitution—which may be found in an appendix,
See Appendix K. side by side with the Constitution of the United States—the Hon. Alexander H. Stephens, who was one of its authors, very properly says:
The whole document utterly negatives the idea, which so many have been active in endeavoring to put in the enduring form of history, that the Convention at Montgomery was nothing but a set of conspirators, whose object was the overthrow of the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and the erection of a great slavery oligarchy, instead of the free institutions thereby secured and guaranteed.
This work of the Montgomery Convention, with that of the Constitution for a Provisional Government, will ever remain, not only as a monument of the wisdom, forecast, and statesmanship of the men who constituted it, but an everlasting refutation of the