South Carolina Ordinance of Secession

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South Carolina Ordinance of Secession  (1860) 
People of South Carolina, in Convention assembled
Adopted December 20, 1860. This edition is from the official printing ordered by the convention.

AN ORDINANCE

To Dissolve the Union between the State of South Carolina and other States united with her under the compact entitled "The Constitution of the United States of America."


We, the People of the State of South Carolina, in Convention assembled, do declare and ordain, and it is hereby declared and ordained,

That the Ordinance adopted by us in Convention, on the twenty-third day of May, in the year of our Lord one thoussand seven hundred and eighty-eight, whereby the Constitution of the United States of America was ratified, and also, all Acts and parts of Acts of the General Assembly of this State, ratifying amendments of the said Constitution, are hereby repealed; and that the union now subsisting between South Carolina and other States, under the name of "The United States of America," is hereby dissolved.


D. F. JAMISON, Del. from Barnwell, and Pren't Convention.

Thos. Chiles Perrin,    Benjamin Franklin Mauldin,
Edw. Noble,    Lewis Malone Ayer, Jr.,
J. H. Wilson,    W. Peronneau Finley,
Thos. Thomson,    J. J. Brabham,
David Lewis Wardlaw,    Benj. W. Lawton,
Jno. Alfred Calhoun,    Jno. McKee,
John Izard Middleton,    Thomas W. Moore,
Benjamin E. Sessions,    Richard Woods,
J. N. Whitner,    A. Q. Dunovant,
James L. Orr,    John A. Inglis,
J. P. Reed,    Henry McIver,
R, F. Simpson,    Stephen Jackson,
W. Pinckney Shingler,    H. I. Caughman,
Peter P. Bonneau,    John C. Geiger,
John P. Richardson,    Paul Quattlebaum,
John L. Manning    W. B. Rowell,
John J. Ingram,    Cuesley D. Evans,
Edgar W. Charles,    Wm. W. Harllee,
Julius A. Dargan,    A. W. Bethea,
Isaac D. Wilson,    E. W. Goodwin,
John M. Timmons,    William D. Johnson,
Francis Hugh Wardlaw,    Alex. McLeod,
R. G. M. Dunovant,    John P. Kinard,
James Parsons Carroll,    Robert Moorman,
Wm. Gregg,    Joseph Caldwell,
Andrew J. Hammond,    Simeon Fair,
James Tompkins,    Thomas Worth Glover,
James C. Smyly,    Lawrence E. Keitt,
John Hugh Means,    Donald Rowe Barton,
William Strother Lyles,    Wm. Hunter,
Henry Campbell Davis,    Andrew F. Lewis,
Jno. Buchanan,    Robt. A. Thompson,
James C. Furman,    William S. Grisham,
P. E. Duncan,    John Maxwell,
W. K. Easley,    Jno. E. Frampton,
James Harrison,    W. Ferguson Hutson,
W. H. Campbell,    W. F. De Saussure,
T. J. Withers,    William Hopkins,
James Chestnut, Jr.,    James. H. Adams,
Joseph Brevard Kershaw,    Maxcy Gregg,
Thos. W. Beaty,    John H. Kinsler,
Wm. J. Ellis,    Ephraim M. Clarke,
R. L. Crawford,    Alex. H. Brown,
W. C. Cauthen,    E. S. P. Bellinger,
D. P. Robinson,    Merrick E. Carn,
H. C. Young,    E. R. Henderson,
H. W. Garlington,    Peter Stokes,
John D. Williams,    Daniel Flud,
W. D. Watts,    David C. Appleby,
Thos. Weir,    R. W. Barnwell,
Jos. Dan'l Pope,    B. H. Rutledge,
C. P. Brown,    Edward McCrady,
John M. Shingler,    Francis J. Porcher,
Daniel Du Pre,    T. L. Gourdin,
A. Mazyck,    John S. Palmer,
William Cain,    John L. Nowell,
P. G. Snowden,    John S. Ohear,
Geo. W. Seabrook,    John G. Landrum,
John Jenkins,    B. B. Foster,
R. J. Davant,    Benjamin F. Kilgore,
E. M. Seabrook,    Jas. H. Carlisle,
John J. Wannamaker,    Simpson Bobo,
Elias B. Scott,    Wm. Curtis,
Joseph E. Jenkins,    H. D. Green,
Langdon Cheves,    Matthew P. Mayes,
George Rhodes,    Thomas Reese English, Sr.
A. G. Magrath,    Albertus Chambers Spain,
Wm. Porcher Miles,    J. M. Gadberry,
John Townsend,    J. S. Sims,
Robert N. Gourdin,    Wm. H. Gist,
H. W. Conner,    James Jefferies,
Theodore D. Wagner,    Anthony W. Dozier,
R. Barnwell Rhett,    Jonh G. Pressly,
C. G. Memminger,    R. C. Logan,
Gabriel Manigault,    Francis S. Parker,
John Julius Pringle Smith,    Benj. Faneuil Dunkin,
Isaac W. Hayne,    Samuel Taylor Atkinson,
Jno. H. Honour,    Alex. M. Forster,
Rich'd De Treville,    Wm. Blackburn Wilson,
Thos. M. Hanckel,    Robert T. Allison,
A. W. Burnett,    Samuel Rainey,
Thos. Y. Simons,    A. Baxter Springs,
L. W. Spratt,    A. I. Barron,
Williams Middleton,    A. T. Darby,
F. D. Richardson,     
Attest: BENJ. F. ARTHUR,
Clerk of the Convention.
This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.