Friday, May 20, 2011

North Carolina secedes

NC State Flag of 22d NCV
  • In Raleigh, North Carolina, delegates to a State Secession Convention convene at 11AM in the southern wing of the State Capitol on the anniversary of the 1775 Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. The Lincoln regime has already committed an act of war against the state by blockading its coast. Little was left to discuss. Debate ends at 6 o'clock p.m. when the convention adopts an Ordinance of Secession by unanimous vote, becoming the eleventh state to leave the Union. The ordinance reads in part, “"We do further declare and ordain, That the union now subsisting between the State of North Carolina and the other States under the title of the United States of America, is hereby dissolved, and that the State of North Carolina is in the full possession and exercise of all those rights of sovereignty which belong and appertain to a free and independent State.” Immediately after passage of the Ordinance, Major Graham Davee, private secretary to Governor Ellis, opens a window on the west side of the Capitol and announces North Carolina’s secession to Ellis Artillery Captain Stephen Dodson Ramseur. One hundred guns salute the resumption of North Carolina’s independence followed by a ten gun salute to the other independent States. Shortly thereafter the convention adopts the Confederate Constitution followed by a twenty-gun salute. /1861
  • NC State Capitol in 1861
    Governor Magoffin proclaims Kentucky's neutrality in the coming War./1861 
  • In blatant violation of ethical, moral, and Constitutional law, all United States Marshals in the Northern states at the pre-arranged time of mid-afternoon visit every local telegraph office in the Union and confiscate every single telegram which had been sent in the past year. The Lincoln Administration is now openly spying on its own U.S. citizens, looking for pro-secessionist evidence or indications, Confederate spies, or suspicious patterns of messages, and making lists of suspects./1861

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