13 December 1861: “…the President of this Convention…be empowered to convene this Convention before the twentieth of January next, if the public exigencies shall require it.”

Item description: North Carolina’s Secession Convention passed this resolution authorizing its president or other authorized body to bring the its members back into session should there be an emergency.

Item transcription:

[No. 22.]
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PRESIDENT
TO CALL THIS CONVENTION TOGETHER
IF THE PUBLIC INTEREST REQUIRE IT.

To convene the Convention before the 20th January, if necessary.

Resolved, That the President of this Convention, or in the event of his death, the committee named in the resolution of the last session, be empowered to convene this Convention before the twentieth of January next, if the public exigencies shall require it. Ratified the 13th day of December, 1861.]

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Item citation: Ordinances and resolutions passed by the State Convention of North Carolina. Raleigh, N.C. : John W. Syme, Printer to the Convention, 1862. VC342.2 1862o, from the North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, UNC Chapel Hill.

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