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how that the total vote cast was 44,882. Of this number, John J. Pettus received 34,559; H. W. Walter, 10,306; scattering 15.pettus majority, 24,253. Mr. Lincoln and Mr. Hamlin having been elected, Governor Pettus convened the legislature in extraordinary session, saying in his message that he had assembled them to take into consideration the greatest and most solemn question that ever engaged the attention of any legislative body on the continent. The legislature met at Jackson, November 26, 1860, and, after citing in a preamble their reasons for so doing, adopted the following resolution: Be it Resolved, by the legislature of the State of Mississippi: That, in the opinion of those who now constitute the said legislature, the secession of each aggrieved State is the proper remedy for these injuries. This resolution was approved by the governor on November 30, 1860. This legislature also passed a bill providing for a convention of the people of Mississippi, agreeably to whic