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Constitution of the United States of America," be, and is hereby repealed and annulled; that all the powers, which by said compact were delegated by Texas to the Federal Government, are revoked and resumed; that Texas is of right absolved from all restraints and obligations incurred by said compact, and is a separate sovereign State, and that her citizens and people are absolved from all allegiance to the United States, or the Government thereof.

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be submitted to the people of Texas for their ratification or rejection by the qualified voters thereof, on the 23rd day of February, 1861, and, unless rejected by a majoriity of the votes cast, shall take effect and be in force on and after the 2nd day of March, A. D. 1861. Provided, that in the Representative district of El Paso, said election may be held on the 18th day of February, 1861.

Adopted in Convention, at Austin City, the first day of February, 1861,

O. M. ROBERTS, President.

EDWIN WALLER, GEO. W. CHILTON,
L. A. ABERCROMBIE, ISHAM CHISUM,
W. A. ALLEN, WM. CLARK, Jr.,
JAMES M. ANDERSON, J. A. CLAYTON,
T. S. ANDERSON, CHARLES L. CLEVELAND.
JAMES R. ARMSTRONG, A. G. CLOPTON,
RICHARD L. ASKEW, RICHARD COKE,
W. S. J. ADAMS, JAMES E. COOK,
WM. C. BATTE, JON W. DANCY,
S. W. BEASLEY, A. H. DAVIDSON,
JOHN BOX, C. DEEN,
H. NEWTON BURDITT, THOS. J. DEVINE,
JAMES M. BURROUGHS, THOMAS G. DAVENPORT,
JOHN I. BURTON, JAS. J. DIAMOND,
S. E. BLACK, WM. W. DIAMOND,
W. T. BLYTHE, JNO. DONELSON,
AMZI BRADSHAW, JOSEPH H. DUNHAM,
R. WEAKLEY BRAHAN, EDWARD DOUGHERTY,
A. S. BROADDUS, H. H. EDWARDS,
JNO. HENRY BROWN, ELBERT EARLY,
ROBERT C. CAMPBELL, JOHN N. FALL,
LEWIS F. CASEY, DRURY FIELD,
WM. CHAMBERS, JOHN H. FEENEY,
T. J. CHAMBERS, GEORGE FLOURNOY,
JOHN GREEN CHAMBERS, SPENCER FORD,
N. B. CHARLTON, JOHN S. FORD,