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South Carolina Ordinance of Secession, with Dedication by Signer:
South Carolina Ordinance of Secession, with Dedication by Signer December 17-20, 1860,
At a convention of the People of the State of South Carolina, begun and holden at Columbia, on the Seventeenth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty, and thence continued by adjournment to Charleston, and there by divers adjournment to the Twentieth day of December in the same year.
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 thousand 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Acts and parts of Acts of the General Assembly of this State, ratifying amendments of the said Constitution are hereby repealed; and that the union now subsisting between South Carolina and other States under the name of “The Constitution of the United States of America” is hereby dissolved. Done at Charleston, the twentieth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty.
D. F. Jamison Delegate from Barnwell and
President of the Convention
and signed by 171 men, as well as
Attest: Benj. F. Arthur, Clerk of the Convention
Lith. of Evans & Cogswell, Charleston S.C.
and dedicated in ink: A present to my Daughter Mary E. Williams, by John D. Williams, April 12th 1861