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nullified?

150 years ago today the South Carolina state constitutional convention repealed the December 20, 1860 Ordinance of Secession. From The New-York Times September 19, 1865: THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONVENTION.; Repeal of the Ordinance of Secession. BOSTON, Monday, Sept. 18. The … Continue reading

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South Carolina Succession!

About two years after the secession of South Carolina from the United States the Palmetto state changed governors: Milledge Luke Bonham replaced Francis Wilkinson Pickens. It certainly wasn’t an election in the current American sense. According to Wikipedia, “On December … Continue reading

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Lady Davis Defends Charleston Harbor

From The New-York Times March 18, 1861 (The New York Times Archive): THE “FIRST WAR VESSEL.” The Charleston Courier, of Thursday, contains the following: LADY DAVIS, THE FIRST WAR VESSEL PUT AFLOAT BY SOUTH CAROLINA SINCE THE WAR OF OUR … Continue reading

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Convention Power

From The New-York Times December 29, 1860: THE SECESSION MOVEMENT.; THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONVENTION. CHARLESTON, Friday, Dec. 28. An Ordinance entitled “An Ordinance to amend the Constitution of South Carolina in respect to the Executive Department,” was passed in the … Continue reading

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New Nation, New Committee Name

From The New-York Times December 22, 1860: AFFAIRS IN CHARLESTON.; HOW SECESSION IS RECEIVED–GEN. CUSHING ON A SPECIAL MISSION. CHARLESTON, Friday, Dec. 21. There was a grand procession of Minute-men to-night, and several thousand citizens, strangers, firemen and military, were … Continue reading

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