1861/01 - Florida's Ordinance of Secession

1861/01 - Florida's Ordinance of Secession

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Florida's Ordinance of Secession - "...the State of Florida is hereby declared a Sovereign and Independent Nation..."

Florida's Ordinance of Secession

View attachment 391392Following Abraham Lincoln’s election, on November 6, 1860, Governor Madison Starke Perry called on Florida to join with other southern states seceeding from the United States. The legislature voted to hold an election on December 22 for the selection of delegates for an upcoming Secession Convention.

The newly elected delegates met in...

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