GEORGIA ORDINANCE OF SECESSION
We the people of the State of Georgia in Convention assembled
do declare and ordain and it is hereby declared and ordained that the ordinance
adopted by the State of Georgia in convention on the 2nd day of Jany. in the
year of our Lord seventeen hundred and eighty-eight, whereby the constitution of
the United States of America was assented to, ratified and adopted, and also all
acts and parts of acts of the general assembly of this State, ratifying and
adopting amendments to said constitution, are hereby repealed, rescinded and
We do further declare and ordain that the union now existing between the State of Georgia and other States under the name of the United States of America is hereby dissolved, and that the State of Georgia is in full possession and exercise of all those rights of sovereignty which belong and appertain to a free and independent State.
Passed January 19, 1861.