Ordinance declaring the right to secede, 1852


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Biography or History: After the Nullification Crisis of 1838-1839, discussion of secession appeared in Southern States, South Carolina in particular. In 1852, a Constitutional Convention was called to determine the right of the state to secede. The Convention approved, by a lopsided margin, a measure to declare South Carolina's ability and right to secede from the United States.

Custodial History: unspecified

Acquisition Information: South Carolina. Constitutional Convention (1852).

Scope and Content: This series consists of the original manuscript copy of the ordinance declaring South Carolina's right to secede from the Union.

Appraisal Information: unspecified

Accruals: no

Arrangement: none

Conditions Governing Access: none

Conditions Governing Use: none

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements: none

Other Finding Aid: none

Location of Originals: South Carolina Dept. of Archives and History, 8301 Parklane Road, Columbia, SC 29223

Alternative Form Available: none

Related Material: For details on the creation of the ordinance, see series S 131045, Journals of the Convention of 1852.

Bibliography: none

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Processing Information: Boxed with Constitutional Convention (1852), Journals of the Convention of 1852 (printed copy).


Encoded Archival Description - Identification

Unit Title: Ordinance declaring the right to secede, 1852

Accumulation: 1852-04-26T12:00:00.000Z

Created: 1852-04-30T12:00:00.000Z

Creator: South Carolina. Constitutional Convention (1852).

Physical Description: none

Language: English


Encoded Archival Description - Header

Identifier: S131049

Title Proper of the Finding Aid: Ordinance declaring the right to secede, 1852

Creation Date: 2016

Descriptive Rules: DACS


Ordinance declaring the right to secede, 1852

Object Type: Collection

In Collection: Constitutional and Organic Papers

Ordinance declaring the right to secede, 1852
Ordinance declaring the right to secede, 1852