20 May 1861: “…the union now subsisting between the State of North Carolina and the other States…is hereby dissolved”

Item description: [No. 1] AN ORDINANCE TO DISSOLVE THE UNION BETWEEN THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA AND THE OTHER STATES UNITED WITH HER UNDER THE COMPACT OF GOVERNMENT ENTITLED THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.

Item transcription:

[No. 1.]
AN ORDINANCE TO DISSOLVE THE UNION BETWEEN THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA AND THE OTHER STATES UNITED WITH HER UNDER THE COMPACT OF GOVERNMENT ENTITLED THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.

We, the people of the State of North Carolina, in Convention assembled, do declare and ordain, and it is hereby declared and ordained, That the ordinance adopted by the State of North Carolina in the Convention of 1789, whereby the Constitution of the United States was ratified and adopted, and also, all acts and parts of acts of the General Assembly, ratifying and adopting amendments to the said Constitution, are hereby repealed, rescinded and abrogated. [...click to continue reading the full transcription, via Documenting the American South...]

Item citation: Ordinances and resolutions passed by the State Convention. [Raleigh, N.C.] : Syme & Hall, Printers to the Convention, 1861. VC342.2 1861o. North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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