South Carolina Secession Ordinance
AN ORDINANCE to dissolve the union between the State of South Carolina and other States united with her under the compact entitled "The Constitution of the United States of America."
We, the people of the State of South Carolina, in convention assembled, do declare and ordain, and it is hereby declared and ordained, That the ordinance adopted by us in convention on the twenty-third day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight, whereby the Constitution of the United States of America
The South Carolina Congressional Delegation December 1860.
was ratified, and also all acts and parts of acts of the General
Assembly of this State ratifying amendments of the said
Constitution, are hereby repealed; and that the union now
subsisting between South Carolina and other States, under the
name of the "United States of America," is hereby dissolved.
Charleston the twentieth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty.