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Ordinance to Dissolve the Union between the State of Alabama and other states united under the compact styled "The Constitution of the United States of America" Broadside

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4028

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a lithographic copy of the State of Alabama's ordinance that severed its ties with the United States on January 11, 1861.

Dates

  • 1861 January 11

Biographical / Historical

After the failure of the National Democratic Convention to adopt the "Alabama Platform" (which declared that neither Congress nor the government of a territory had the right to interfere with slavery in a territory) and the election of Abraham Lincoln, Alabama governor Andrew B. Moore, as instructed previously by the state legislature, immediately called a state convention. Although there was some opposition to secession, mainly in the northern part of the state, on January 11, 1861, in Montgomery, Alabama, the State of Alabama adopted the ordinances of secession.

Extent

2 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Alabama's ordinance of secession, 1861

Provenance

purchased from Bartleby's Books, 2014

General

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Processed by

Martha Bace, 2014

Source

Title
Guide to the "Ordinance to Dissolve the Union between the State of Alabama and ... the United States of America" Broadside
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
September 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500