Friday, June 08, 2007

Article of Secession: North Carolina

20 May, 1861

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all acts and parts of acts of the General assembly, ratifying and adopting amendments to said Constitution are hereby repealed, rescinded, and abrogated.
We do further declare and ordain that the Union now subsisting between the State of North Carolina and the other States, under the title of the United States of America, is hereby dissolved, and that the State of North Carolina is in the full possession and exercise of all those rights of sovereignty which belong and appertain to a free and independent State.
Done at Raleigh, 20th day of May, in the year of our Lord, 1861.

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