War of the Rebellion, Official Records


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No. 115.

South Carolina Ordinance of Secession

December 20, 1860

AN ORDINANCE to dissolve the union between the State of South Carolina and the 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 . . . [May 23, 1788] . . . , 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acts and parts of acts of the general assembly of this State ratifying amendments of the said Constitution, are hereby repealed; and that the union now subsisting between South Carolina and other States, under the name of the "United States of America," is hereby dissolved.

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Chicago: War of the Rebellion, Official Records in Documentary Source Book of American History, 1606-1913, ed. William MacDonald (1863-1938) (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1916), 424. Original Sources, accessed July 3, 2022, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=IHXCQN4KT1BV1M3.

MLA: . War of the Rebellion, Official Records, Vol. I, in Documentary Source Book of American History, 1606-1913, edited by William MacDonald (1863-1938), New York, The Macmillan Company, 1916, page 424. Original Sources. 3 Jul. 2022. http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=IHXCQN4KT1BV1M3.

Harvard: , War of the Rebellion, Official Records. cited in 1916, Documentary Source Book of American History, 1606-1913, ed. , The Macmillan Company, New York, pp.424. Original Sources, retrieved 3 July 2022, from http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=IHXCQN4KT1BV1M3.