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ternative but to remain in isolated connection with the North, or unite her destinies with the South.

For these and other reasons—solemnly asserting that the Federal Constitution has been violated and virtually abrogated by the several States named; seeing that the Federal Government is now passing under the control of our sectional enemies, to be diverted from the exalted objects of its creation, to those of oppression and wrong; and realising that our State can no longer look for protection, but to God and her own sons:—We, the Delegates of the people of Texas, in Convention assembled, have passed An Ordinance dissolving all political connection with the Government of the United States of America, and the people thereof—and confidently appeal to the intelligence and patriotism of the freemen of Texas to ratify the same at the ballot-box, on the 23rd day of the present month.

Adopted in Convention, on the second day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, and of the independence of Texas the twenty-fifth.

O. M. ROBERTS, President.

EDWIN WALLER, LOHN LITTLETON,
L. A. ABERCROMBIE, M. F. LOCKE,
W. A. ALLEN, OLIVER LOFTIN,
JAMES M. ANDERSON, THOS. S. LUBBOCK,
T. S. ANDERSON, P. N. LUCKETT,
JAMES R. ARMSTRONG, HENRY A. MALTBY,
RICHARD L. ASKEW, JESSE MARSHALL,
W. S. J. ADAMS, JAMES M. MAXEY,
WM. C. BATTE, LEWIS W. MOORE,
S. W. BEASLEY, WM. McCRAVEN,
JOHN BOX, WM. McINTOSH,
H. NEWTON DURDITT, GILCHRIST McKAY,
JAMES M. BURROUGHS, THOMAS M. McCRAW,
JOHN I. BURTON, WM. GOODLOE MILLER,
S. E. BLACK, ALBERT N. MILLS,
W. T. BLYTHE, THOMAS MOORE,
AMZI BRADSHAW, THOS. C. MOORE,
R. WEAKLEY BRAHAN, CHARLES de MONTEL,
A. S. BROADDUS, B. F. MOSS,
JNO. HENRY BROWN, JOHN MULLER,
ROBERT C. CAMPBELL, THOS. J. NASH,
LEWIS F. CASEY, A. NAUENDORF,
WM. CHAMBERS, T. C. NEEL,
T. J. CHAMBERS, ALLISON NELSON,
JOHN GREEN CHAMBERS, JAMES F. NEWSOM,