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Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2000 
Question/Topic: I would like to know how I can get a copy of Florida's Ordinance of Secession from 1861 
Answer/Pointer: Here is the wording of the Ordinance of Secession. "We, the People of the State of Florida, in convention assembled, do solemnly ordain, publish and declare, That the State of Florida hereby withdraws herself from the Confederacy of States existing under the name of the United States of America, and from the existing government of said States; and that all political connection between her and the government of said States ought to be and the same is hereby totally annulled and said Union of States dissolved and the State of Florida is hereby declared a sovereign and independent Nation; and that all ordinances heretofore adopted, in so far as they create or recognize said Union, are rescinded, and all laws or parts of laws in force in this State, in so far as they recognize or assent to said Union, be and they are hereby repealed." 
Librarian: SLF 

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